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Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
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Landmark: We are next to Cathedral Middle School, in the lane opposite J.B.Petit School.

 

 
 

Gandhi, Hinduism, and Humanity

19 Dec '17
 


One of the ways Gandhi engaged with controversies over issues like caste, conversion and cow-protection was to recover and elaborate what he thought was true about them, shifting these debates to conversations about political and philosophical principles. This lecture will explore the way in which the Mahatma dealt with such controversies as part of a defence of Hinduism's refusal to universalise itself on the model of imperialism as well as religious and ideological proselytism of all kinds. In the process he was able to think in a highly original way about the meaning of humanity and its relations with other species.

 
 
 

Faisal Devji

Dr Faisal Devji is University Reader in Modern South Asian History at the University of Oxford. He is the Director of the Asian Studies Centre. He has held faculty positions at the New School in New York, Yale University and the University of Chicago, from where he also received his PhD in Intellectual History. He is a Fellow at New York University’s Institute of Public Knowledge, and was Yves Otramane Chair at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Dr Devji is the author of four books, the latest being 'Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea' (2013). He is interested in Indian political thought as well as that of modern Islam. Devji’s broader concerns have to do with ethics and violence in a globalized world.

 
 
 

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Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg,
Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
Tel: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975.
Fax: +91-22-2207 2976.
Email: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com,
info@jp-india.org

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