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South Asia Week The Indestructible Gandhi

Title
South Asia Week The Indestructible Gandhi
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Patrick French # Ahmedabad University
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Date and Time
6th Oct 2020 16:00 - 6th Oct 2020 18:00
Location
Via Zoom
URL
http://www.csas.ed.ac.uk/events/seminar_series/2020_2021/south_asia_week_the_indestructible_gandhi

The Indestructible Gandhi

During his lifetime, Mohandas Gandhi often looked like he had lost, but returned to the centre of public debate. Today at a time of historical reassessment he continues to be embraced from many political directions, and appears contemporary in a way his contemporaries do not. Why do Gandhi’s ideas continue to resonate 151 years after his birth, and what explains their applicability between generations?

Patrick French is a biographer and historian, and Professor for the Public Understanding of the Humanities and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University

This is key lecture highlight for the University’s South Asia Week

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