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Rajmohan Gandhi Public Lectures

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 05:00 pm

Location: Kellogg Center

November 1, 5:00pm reception, 6:00 to 8:00pm–lecture and conversation
Kellogg Center Big Ten B

Lecture 1: GANDHI’S PASSION, OR WHAT DROVE HIM

While British rulers confronted by Gandhi declared that expelling British or white rule from India was Gandhi’s dominant passion, he himself often mentioned “finding God” and “serving the neediest” as his aims. He was also engaged, throughout his life, with Hindu-Muslim relations and the condition of India’s “untouchables.”  This lecture will examine the most powerful motivations of Gandhi’s life.

A noted Indian politician, academic, and advocate for tolerance and reconciliation, Rajmohan Gandhi has served in the Indian Senate and as president of Initiatives of Change International, a global nonprofit aiming at reconciliation and trust-building. He has been a Research Professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also Academic Director of that campus's Global Crossroads Living and Learning Community.  A grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi has published eleven books and has had a distinguished career in journalism. 

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