How to Share a Country: What Mahatma Gandhi may mean for the US today
Come hear Rajmohan Gandhi, distinguished historian, biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, illuminate the interfaith challenge of “sharing a country,” a priority that seems fraught and elusive. Take in Rajmohan’s insights from many years of living and teaching in the democracies of India and the US.
Join us Sun, April 29, 5– 6:30 pm at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church
4201 Albemarle St. NW, Washington, DC
Tickets are $20; Students $12.
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Professor Gandhi has written several books about his grandfather, Gandhiji, as he is respectfully known, including "Why Gandhi Still Matters: An Appraisal of the Mahatma’s Legacy" (2017). Throughout his life, Rajmohan has worked for peace and reconciliation across divisions of culture, politics and faith, motivated by Mahatma Gandhi's legacy of commitment to build bridges between Hindus and Muslims.
In his talk and Q&A, Rajmohan will share his insights from many years of living and teaching in the democracies of India and the United States and suggest ways for us as individuals and communities to move forward, drawing on his deep knowledge of Gandhiji.
Two recent comments:
“Liberty and equality have always been under attack and are under attack today. They are attacked in the name of nation, or religion, or culture, or security. But they will survive. They will endure because the human so l will always want liberty and equality ..."
"Listening, seeing ourselves in the Other, and the Other in us, and, with God’s grace, forgiving. If there are better ways for building a better tomorrow, I would like to be told what they are.” --Rajmohan Gandhi, 2017.
Rajmohan for several years taught history as the Hannah Distinguished Visiting Professor at Michigan State University. For 15 years, he served as professor of political science and history at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His many books include biographies of key figures in Indian history, as well as A Tale of Two Revolts: India 1857 & the American Civil War (2009), a study of parallel wars at opposite ends of the world.
Rajmohan lives near New Delhi, India, and is now working on a history of Colonial South India. Since 1956, he has been associated with Initiatives of Change, formerly known as Moral Re-Armament.