Lecture: Creative Connections: Gandhi in London
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20 June 2013, 13:15-14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Lord Bhikhu Parek, President of the Gandhi Foundation, focuses on Gandhi’s time spent in London, both as a student and again in 1931, as a delegate of the Round Table conference at Kingsley Hall.
Gandhi spent three years in London as a young man training to be a lawyer. Theses years had a profound impact on him and helped shape his thinking. This lecture discusses the places he lived, people he met, his close associations with theosophists, his membership of the Vegetarian Society and his attempts to reconcile modernity with his newly defined Indian identity.Lord Bhikhu Parekh is Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy at the Universities of Hull and Westminster. The recipient of several honours including the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Philosophy, BBC’s Special Lifetime Achievement Award and over a dozen honorary doctorates, he is also the author of several acclaimed books on political philosophy including three on Gandhi.