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Mahatma Gandhi at the OCHS 2: Hind Swaraj in Our Times (seminar)

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Makarand Paranjape
Date: 
Monday, November 2, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

The second seminar rehearses the significance of Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule, a booklet that Gandhi wrote on board the steamship Kildonen Castle in November 1909, on his return from England to South Africa. The book has acquired the status of a classic to the extent of being dubbed ‘the Bible of non-violent revolution’. Yet, it is also an extremely difficult book to stomach, with its uncompromising attacks on the British parliament, on machinery, on railways, doctors, lawyers, and English educated elites.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Makarand

Mahatma Gandhi at the OCHS 4: Gandhigiri vs. Gandhiism: The Afterlife of the Mahatma in Lage Raho Munna Bhai (seminar)

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Makarand Paranjape
Date: 
Monday, November 30, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

The last seminar is as much a celebration of Bollywood as of Gandhi. It is to the former that the credit for most effectively resurrecting the Mahatma should go, certainly much more so than to Gandhians or academics. For Bollywood literally revives the spirit of Gandhi by showing how irresistibly he continues to haunt India today.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Makarand

Indian Foreign Policy: Shifting Roles and Challenges in the New Decade

Lecture Type: 
Ford Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
HE Nalin Surie
Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2010 - 17:00
Location: 
Examinations Schools

A review of principal foreign policy development in the first decade of the 21st century and implications for the second decade.

 
Nalin Surie is the High Commissioner for India in the UK. He is an expert on India-China relations.
First name (inc. titles): 
HE Nalin

Hinduism I: Themes and Textual Sources Lecture 8: Hinduism and Modernity

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 -
11:00 to 12:00
Location: 
Theology Faculty Seminar Room

This course offers a thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism for students of theology and religious studies. Focusing on the brahmanical tradition we will explore the textual sources, categories, practices and social institutions that formed that tradition. Primary texts in translation will provide the basis for reflection on issues such as dharma, renunciation, caste, and concepts of deity. We then move on to some of the major philosophical developments of the tradition, with particular emphasis on the Vedanta.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

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