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Rajmohan Gandhi Public Lectures

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:30 pm

Location: Club Spartan Case Hall

Nov.  8, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm - lecture
Case Hall Club Spartan

Lecture 3: CONFRONTING THE EMPIRE: GANDHI & CHURCHILL

Though the two met only once (in London in 1906), this study of the long and often confrontational relationship between the unabashed imperialist who declared in 1942 that he had not become Prime Minister to preside over the demise of the British Empire and that Empire’s all-out but, in Gandhi’s expression, “loving” foe, will be the gateway for understanding India’s unusual liberation struggle led by Gandhi, and the India-Empire relationship.

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.