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Book Review – Clothing Gandhi’s Nation: Homespun and Modern India

Clothing Gandhi’s Nation: Homespun and Modern India Lida Trivedi Indiana University Press 2007 pp205 $29.95 Lida Trivedi teaches at Hamilton College in USA. On a study tour of India she travelled with, among others, an uncle who was a former freedom fighter and labour leader. Travelling for four months across northern and western India she […]

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Living Economy, Living Democracy – by Vandana Shiva

This lecture was delivered in by Dr. Vandana Shiva in London in November 2007 under the auspices of Jeevika Trust, The Gandhi Foundation’s sister organisation. “The word jeevika is derived from the word “life” or “life source”. So much in the name of globalization is happening which is not just indifferent to those life processes, […]

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Rokeya’s Dream

Explore the world of Rokeya, the unconventional Ladyland ruled by women, and its contemporary connection and influence. ‘The books and religions are nothing but codes of conduct and directives prescribed by men. The rulings given by male sages would have been reversed had they been given by a female sage.’ Rokeya (1880-1932) was a social […]

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Book Review – Ghaffar Khan: Nonviolent Badshah of the Pukhtuns

Ghaffar Khan: Nonviolent Badshah of the Pukhtuns Rajmohan Gandhi Penguin/Viking 2004 pp300 €23.40 Eknath Easwaran writes in his biography of Khan: “The definitive history of Khan’s life and movement remains to be written”. The current situation in the Pathan or Pakhtun area of Pakistan and Afghanistan makes a study of his life and culture particularly […]

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Pingalwara – by Chris Clarke

By anyone’s standards, even the lofty ones of The Gandhi Foundation, Amritsar is a holy city. As well as the Golden Temple, there are dozens of gurdwaras, mosques, and mandirs, as many as there are pubs in an English city. But for me, one of the holiest places in the world is another building in […]

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Burma’s Freedom – Violence or Nonviolence?

A debate has arisen among members of the GF Committee over the justification of the use of military force in a good cause. Here are some of the email exchanges. The Editor would like to hear from readers also on this topic which is central to Gandhian thought. John Rowley: I take my view from […]

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Tibet in the 20th Century – by John Rowley

This article appeared in ‘The Gandhi Way’ Issue Nos.65-66 Newsletter of the Gandhi Foundation. The year 2000 marks the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Tibet by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. For the previous 40 years, from the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, Tibetans had enjoyed all the attributes now taken to […]

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