Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:00

Our world at a crossroads - perspectives on the way forward

An evening with Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi
At a time when our world is facing big choices, each of us may have a part in building peace, securing justice and protecting democracy. Join us for an evening with Professor Gandhi, who will offer insights into how we can respond constructively to the pressures of our time. In that context he will provide a historical perspective on the clash between Indian nationalism and the British Empire (seen in the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill), and reflect on possible roles of South Asian and British people today.

‘We the people of India have, at times, sharply negative opinions about our neighbours... but not knowledge about them.’

- Rajmohan Gandhi

Professor Gandhi is a noted writer and thinker and a past president of Initiatives of Change International. Among his recent books are an acclaimed biography of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, and a history of Punjab from the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 to independence and partition in 1947. From 1990 to 1992 he was a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India’s parliament. Until end-2012 he served as Research Professor at the Centre for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

He has written widely on the Indian independence movement and its leaders, India-Pakistan relations, human rights and conflict resolution.

Venue: The Kelvin Lecture Theatre, IET London Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL
Six minute walk from Embankment or Temple Underground Station.

Tickets: £10.00 Concession: £5.00. Buy your tickets here

When: Thursday 20 April 2017 6.30pm Registration | 7pm Start | 9pm Finish

Enquiries: 020 7798 6000 or

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