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Christopher Finnigan

January 30th, 2019

From the archive: On Mahatma Gandhi

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Christopher Finnigan

January 30th, 2019

From the archive: On Mahatma Gandhi

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

To mark the anniversary of the assassination Mahatma Gandhi, read a collection of articles from the South Asia @ LSE archive.

“While Gandhi’s thought can at times seem paradoxical, it had an extraordinary resonance among Indians and indeed many others during his own lifetime” – Dr Faisal Devji

Dr Faisal Devji talks to Rebecca Bowers about Gandhi’s experience as a lawyer, and how his unconventional way of thinking inspired an anarchistic vision amongst Indians against the colonial regime. 

“Britain celebrates Gandhi today because while oppose he did, he opposed it in a cause that Britain now sees was just”

Read Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s speech on the new statue of Mahatma Gandhi after it was unveiled in Parliament Square.

Gandhi and Frontier Gandhi

Mukulika Banerjee reflects on the legacy of the Khudai movement that challenged traditional perceptions of wild and “hot-headed” Pashtuns and their relationship with Gandhi.  

Gandhi’s satyagraha in South Africa

Syerramia Willoughby describes how Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence evolved and influenced events in South Africa. 

Featured photo: Files. Credit: Myrfa, Pixabay.

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