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Gandhi Chaplin Memorial Garden Opened in Canning Town, London

In 1931, two of the world’s most celebrated and influential men met in a house in Canning Town. Now the historic meeting has been marked with a specially created garden near to the site where it took place, a since demolished house in Beckton Road that belonged to a friend of Gandhi. Read the full […]

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Gandhi Statue sculpture by Philip Jackson

Mahatma Gandhi Statue Unveiled in Parliament Square

Historic Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled in Parliament Square   Political leaders led by Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were joined by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan at the unveiling ceremony of the bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square. The statue will stand alongside […]

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Inspired by Gandhi 2015 – An International Writing Competition

An International Writing Competition organised by Sampad – South Asian Arts Development “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~ Mahatma Gandhi is a towering figure in history whose philosophy of non-violence, passion for equality and independence and socio-political intelligence continues to be an inspiration for many leaders. […]

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The Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2015

The Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2015 Gandhian Values in the Digital Age Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August 2015 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4AF The Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2015 will take as it’s focus Gandhian Values in the Digital, in a week of exploring community, nonviolence and creativity through sharing. In the morning […]

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Dr Ambedkar in 1951

Understanding the Ambedkar – Gandhi Debate By Rajmohan Gandhi

In 1936, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was invited to deliver a lecture in Lahore – then very much part of India – by a Hindu group opposed to untouchability. When the group saw an advance text of the lecture, which was entitled Annihilation of Caste, they cancelled the invitation because towards the lecture’s end, the author […]

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‘Goddess of big things?’ A rejoinder to Arundhati Roy’s 2014 lectures in London that offered a critique of Mahatma Gandhi by Narinder Kapur

Arundhati Roy, the celebrated author and Booker Prize winner, recently gave two talks in London on the subject of caste, one at University College London (UCL), and the other a few days later at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the South Bank Centre, London. I presume the two talks were very similar, but the one at UCL appears […]

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View from the Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2014

Room with a view…on the Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2014 by Linnet Drury, 11 years old.   The Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering (GFSG) is a great way to combine sharing, peaceful thinking, practicality and ideas on fitting Gandhi’s practices into the modern world. This year we all had great fun exploring the Summer Gathering’s topic […]

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