Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

The OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series with Ram Guha: Arguments with Gandhi

Friday, November 8, 2013

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
111 Thayer Street

Free admission 

Reception to follow 

Fall 2013 OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series with independent scholar Ram Guha

Join us for the FINAL lecture in this three part lecture series titled: "Arguments with Gandhi"

Commentator: J. Timmons Roberts, Brown

Gandhi is known (and admired) as a critic of colonialism, as a theorist and practitioner of non-violence, as a religious pluralist, and as an advocate of gender and caste equality. Of late, attention is also being paid to his work as a writer and editor. And there were yet other aspects to his life and thought. Thus, this lecture will argue that in some crucial ways Gandhi anticipated the environmental crisis that humanity finds itself in today. I will construct a ‘Gandhian’ environmental philosophy from clues in his writings, and explore how his ideas have shaped and influenced environmental struggles in India and beyond.

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