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Conversation Between Gandhi & Bin Laden – by Bhikhu Parekh

If he were alive today, how might Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest apostle of non-violence, challenge Osama Bin Laden’s worldview?  Bhikhu Parekh is Vice-President of The Gandhi Foundation, a professor of political philosophy, a Labour peer, and the author of three books on Gandhi. This article first appeared in Prospect magazine in April 2004. Bhikhu Parekh’s preface […]

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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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The Rise of the Suicide Bomber – by Omar Hayat

To understand the recent suicide attacks that have occurred in London, Madrid, New York and Bali we need to understand how the Muslim suicide attacks originated and objectively determine if religion played a significant contributory factor. This understanding may be able to prevent further attacks. The Palestinian use of suicide terrorism is a good starting […]

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Gandhi, Gandhism and Terrorism – by Antony Copley

Helen Steven concluded her recent Gandhi Foundation Annual lecture by raising the question, how would Gandhi have dealt with today’s terrorism?(1) If she raised the question too late to formulate any kind of sustained answer, given the strong emphasis in her lecture on the need for dialogue, she suggested that Gandhi would certainly have wanted […]

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