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'Mohandas K Gandhi - 'seditious Middle Temple lawyer' or 'the most enlightened of all political men'

1 Nov 2024 @ 1 p.m.
Ends: 1 Nov 2024

Views on Gandhi are varied, and far from universally positive. To Churchill, Gandhi was a seditious anti-colonialist, while to Einstein he was a truly great human being. His passionate adherence to ‘satyagraha’ – non-violent resistance – led to India’s independence from British rule in 1947, and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom all over the world.

Gandhi learnt from his own life and mistakes. He called his autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth. How did his experiences training as a lawyer in London and as an early and leading civil rights activist in South Africa forge Gandhi into the powerful force that led India to independence? What price did his wife and family pay? How have his theories stood the test of time?

In this talk, Galen Bartholomew will attempt to examine these issues and to suggest how this painfully shy man became a prophetic voice for the twenty first century, whose views transcend race, religion and nation.

Two-course lunch is served at 1.00 pm (special diets can be accommodated) but arrive early to get a drink and enjoy the lovely house and gardens. The talk will commence about 2.00 pm.

Venue: Holland House, Main Street, Cropthorne. WR10 3NB

Tickets £22, via Holland House:

E:, or T: 01386 860330