Rajmohan Gandhi Public Lectures
Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:30 pm
Location: Club Spartan Case Hall
Podcast/Audio Link: https://jmc.msu.edu/podcast/download/2016-gandhi-lecture-6.mp3
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/197427870
Nov. 17, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm - lecture
Case Hall Club Spartan
Lecture 6: AHIMSA AFTER GANDHI
The origins, content, achievements and failures of Gandhi’s Ahimsa or Nonviolence will form the subject-matter for this sixth lecture. How Gandhi ‘found’ Ahimsa; its connection to Hindu, Buddhist, Jaina and Christian traditions; why he stressed Nonviolence rather than Love; and whether nonviolence may be a relevant strategy today in some critical parts of the world – these will be among the questions examined.
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.