Gandhi and Non-Violence

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My essay entitled “Gandhi: The Sacred Anarchist” was published in India 60: Towards a new Paradigm ed. Ira Pande (Harper Collins India, 2007).

It’s available on JStor

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Ahimsa Day lecture at IP College, University of Delhi (January 26, 2010) 

 

 

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Annual Gandhi Memorial Lecture

Majbooti Ka Naam Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi: A force more powerful)
Annual Gandhi Memorial Lecture
Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.

Download (Mp3, 25MB, Hindi). Duration: 1 Hour

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International Day of Non Violence

Akshay BakayaDilip Simeon at Aman TrustRishi Nanda at St. Stephen’s, Harsh Kapoor at South Asia Citizens Web and I gave the call for the world community to celebrate an International Day of Non Violence. This ahimsa call was subsequently signed by KR Narayanan, Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, Anand Patwardhan, Ramchandra Guha, Neeladri Bhattacharya, Mushirul Hasan, Praful Bidwai, Bharat Bhushan, Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand, Shirin Ebadi, Romila Thapar and Asma Jehangir among others.

The proposal was subsequently adopted by the Government of India, which petitioned the United Nations to designate 2nd October as the International Day of Non Violence. As the original petitioners we had proposed 30th January [the date of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination] as a more suitable date.

Read more at Ahimsa Online

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