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Film Review: Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Lage Raho Munna Bhai EROS DVD1212. Hindi with English subtitles. Running time 145 minutes. This film is a Bollywood comedy released in 2006, and a surprise hit sequel to a much less popular forerunner. It won thirty-six separate awards from eleven awarding bodies, grossed nearly £8 million in India alone – the highest that year, […]

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Gandhian Way: Peace, Non-violence and Empowerment

Gandhian Way: Peace, Non-violence and Empowerment Celebrating Hundred Years of Satyagraha (1906-2006) Indian National Congress Published by Academic Foundation 2007 ISBN 978 81 7188 648 7 HB pp320 £34.50 This large and splendid looking book emerged from a conference held in New Delhi in January 2007. It was attended by more than 300 delegates from […]

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Thomas Merton’s Reflections on Mahatma Gandhi – by Rasoul Sorkhabi

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi 1948 (now sixty years ago) and Thomas Merton, a renowned Trappist monk and author, was killed in a tragic accident in 1968 (forty years ago). These anniversaries are valuable opportunities to reflect on the legacies, works and teachings of these two great men of peace. Gandhi has influenced […]

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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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Understanding Nonviolence: from Tactical Nonviolence to Satyagraha – by Mark Shepard

What exactly do we mean when we say we’re committed to nonviolence? Unfortunately, different people mean different things and are often not even aware of the differences. The purposes of this piece are to give an idea of the range of meanings possible, to improve our ability to identify the types of commitment we encounter, […]

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Tolstoy and Gandhi – by Christian Bartolf

This essay first appeared in ‘Gandhi and the Contemporary World’, edited by Antony Copley and George Paxton, published by the Indo-British Historical Society in 1997. Undoubtedly the dialogue between Gandhi and Tolstoy was not only a correspondence of letters but also a correspondence of minds. Gandhi’s reading of Tolstoy’s writings can be dated back to […]

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