Rajmohan Gandhi Public Lectures
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:30 pm
Location: Club Spartan Case Hall
Podcast/Audio Link: https://jmc.msu.edu/podcast/download/2016-gandhi-lecture-5.mp3
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/197427521
Nov. 15, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm - lecture
Case Hall Club Spartan
Lecture 5: THE CASTE QUESTION: GANDHI AND AMBEDKAR
Gandhi’s life-long struggle against untouchability, his oft-criticized positions on India’s caste system, and the relationship between Gandhi and Bhimrao
Ambedkar (1891-1956), born an “untouchable” and educated in the United States, who became the architect of independent India’s constitution, are the themes of this lecture.
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.