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