This course focuses on the study of
Mahatma Gandhi’s life and philosophy. The class will try to explore the
man behind the legend, as well as explore his philosophy of ahimsa –
non-violence. We will try to determine if Gandhi’s philosophy is
relevant to our world and time, by analyzing his influence on movements like:
the Civil Rights movement, the anti-apartheid struggle, the environmental
movement, and past as well as current anti-war movements. The goal is
to develop a sophisticated understanding of the life and works of Mahatma
Gandhi and try and utilize any insight gained, toward practical ends.
Instructor: Mumukshu Patel
Semester: Spring 2004
Course #: SPCL 091P 018
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Yasmin Saikia
Time & Place: Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm; Graham Memorial 0035
(Note: Most resources on this page, and other sections of this website, are linked to two sites: www.gandhiserve.com and www.mahatma.org.in I, like many others, am grateful for their excellent services.
I am grateful to the C-START committee for allowing me to teach this course and to Yasmin for her invaluable assistance. Discussions with, and support from, several others contributed to the development of the course; and I thank them all. Without student participation, the class would have been a pointless exercise; I remain indebted to class participants – auditors included – for making the course a memorable and educative experience.)
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