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Rajmohan Gandhi Public Lectures

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:30 pm

Location: Club Spartan Case Hall

Nov.  22, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm - lecture
Case Hall Club Spartan

Lecture 7:   FIFTEEN FINAL MONTHS

A close study of the last phase of Gandhi’s life, when a climate of hate and revenge among Indians overshadowed the arrival of liberty, and when, at daily risk to his life, Gandhi fought for sanity, tolerance and mutual forgiveness between Hindus and Muslims until he was assassinated, will constitute this lecture. This was a time when, as a boy going from 10 to 12, the lecturer often saw his grandfather the Mahatma.

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.