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TALK "Gandhi, Hinduism and Humanity" by Dr. Faisal Devji at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 26th October 2017

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Time : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 26/10/2017 18:30 26/10/2017 20:00 Asia/Kolkata TALK "Gandhi, Hinduism and Humanity" by Dr. Faisal Devji Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/10/talk-gandhi-hinduism-and-humanity-by-dr.html Seminar Rooms - 2 & 3, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

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Venue : Seminar Rooms - 2 & 3, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

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Event Description : TALK "Gandhi, Hinduism and Humanity" by Dr. Faisal Devji, Reader in Indian History, University of Oxford.

As a critic of modern civilization Gandhi was deeply suspicious of its desire for universality. While universal ideals like freedom, therefore, were enthusiastically taken up by many anti-colonial thinkers, the Mahatma focused instead on their darker aspects and links with imperialism. And yet he refused to become a partisan for the particular either, recognizing it as a category belonging to the universal as well. Hinduism provided Gandhi with an important example of a phenomenon that he thought might avoid the violence of the universal while at the same time denying relegation to a mere particularity. This lecture will explore how Gandhi posed Hinduism against what he saw as the violent appeal to humanity as a universal ideal, looking in particular at his understanding of three contentious issues: caste, conversion and cow protection.

Chair & Discussant: Dr. Avijit Pathak , Professor in Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Collaboration: South Asian University and Society and Culture in South Asia

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TALK "Gandhi, Hinduism and Humanity" by Dr. Faisal Devji at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 26th October 2017 TALK "Gandhi, Hinduism and Humanity" by Dr. Faisal Devji at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 6:30pm on 26th October 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 19:04 Rating: 5

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