Archive | October, 2010

Nehru On Gandhi, Views On Political Culture – by Prem Misir

  In an effort to review India’s emergent move into global economic dominance I thought that it might be useful to look at a few of Gandhi’s ideas of something called ‘political culture’ through the eyes of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. And indeed, Gandhi and Nehru did not have a monopoly over ideas to craft a […]

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East Meets West Through Rokeya – by Shaheen Choudhury Westcombe

    Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein has inspired and changed the lives of many women. A muslim feminist writer and educationalist, she campaigned for equality, peace, social justice, harmony and an eco-friendly world. Born in 1880, in colonial Victorian India in Rangpur, now in Bangladesh, she fought a lonely battle to create a better society and […]

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Sounds of Silence – a new dance drama presented by The Rokeya Project

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th November 2010 at The Brady Centre, Hanbuy Street, E1 5HU 7pm tickets £5 (£3 conc.) Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was a revolutionary figure in Indian and Bengali history; an ecologist, a human rights activist and a campaigner for education across India and Bangladesh, she fought peacefully throughout her life to give […]

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Book Review – Gandhiji’s Visits to Orissa

Meeting the Mahatma: Gandhiji’s Visits to Orissa Edited by Jatindra K Nayak Rupantar 2006 pp123 ISBN 81-901759-7-1 Rs195 Gandhi visited the Indian state of Orissa seven times and this book brings together 25 short accounts of some of these visits written by mostly Oriyas but also by two European women. Most of the authors were […]

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