150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

October 2, 2018 was the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the legendary leader who led India's struggle for freedom and espoused the principles of non-violence, truth, and peaceful coexistence. To commemorate this special day, the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley is organizing a series of lectures by scholars who will speak about the influence of Gandhi on their work and the relevance of his ideas and teachings in the contemporary world.

They are:

Additionally, the 3rd Bhattacharya Lectureship on the Future of India, a lecture series that asks leading thinkers—scholars, artists, activists, political, economic, and social leaders—to address the possibilities and challenges for India in the future, by Journalist Ravish Kumar also dealt with the theme of Gandhi.


Video recordings of the lectures

Janaki Bakhle | Gandhi, Savarkar and the Muslim Question


Rajmohan Gandhi | Hindu Nationalism in Gandhi's India


Can the People Rule? Gandhi, Dignity, and Resentment