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Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi (1869-1948) is an international figure best known for leading resistance to the British Empire in India, achieving the independence of India through his method of Satyagraha, or nonviolent resistance. Born in Gujarat in western India, educated in law in London, developing his

  • Gandhi’s religious views and their interaction with communalism (the mixing of religion and politics)
  • Gandhi’s legacy in South Asia and abroad
  • Gandhi’s idea of democracy and Nationalism
  • Analysis of Gandhi’s skill of writing using simple language
  • Gandhi as a Lawyer and reflection on his South African Experiences

This conference will analyse these various aspects of Gandhi in this year of the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Gandhi’s role in the application of Satyagraha and techniques of nonviolent resistance in South Asia, South Africa, and elsewhere
  • Gandhi’s leadership in the environment, sustainability, and economic and social justice
  • Gandhi’s interests and transformations throughout his life
  • Gandhi’s interaction with Dalits and views of caste
  • Gandhi’s views and actions on family, women, gender, and sexuality
  • Critiques of Gandhi and his interactions with independence fighters advocating violence

Time: October 18 and October 19 2019

Venue: FAU Davie Campus


International Hindu University is a not-for-profit, post-secondary degree-granting institution recognized by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Commission on Independent Education under the authority of Florida State Statutes, Section 1005.06.

Vison of IHU

Uniting ancient spiritual and religious wisdom of the East with the curiosity of the West, IHU is dedicated to the emergence of Hindu Dharma in a world in need of peace, co-existence, and mutual respect. We welcome students of all ages, faiths, disciplines, and degrees to join us in exploring the modern legacy of the oldest religion on earth.

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