School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Dr Talat Ahmed: 'Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in Civil Disobedience'

2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi. To many he remains an inspirational figure - the apostle of peace who almost single-handedly led the struggle to free India from the yoke of empire. Contemporary activists involved in climate change, peace and anti-imperialist movements point to Gandhi as the iconic exemplar of non-violent resistance. 'Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in Civil Disobedience', asks whether Gandhi’s non-violent approach was as successful as we imagine it to be, and examines how useful this might be in repairing rifts today. In interrogating the relative successes, limitations and weaknesses of his peculiar approach, the book aims to unravel this enigmatic 'non-violent revolutionary'. Chaired by Amrita Sadarangani, Regional Director for South Asia, Edinburgh Global.

Free, but ticketed. Please register via Eventbrite. 

Part of South Asia Week, University of Edinburgh


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Oct 01 2019 -

Dr Talat Ahmed: 'Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in Civil Disobedience'

Join Dr Talat Ahmed, Lecturer in South Asian History, as she talks about her new book. Part of South Asia Week.

Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh, 53 - 62 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS