Gandhi as an Environmentalist
- Historian, Public Intellectual, Biographer
Ramachandra Guha is an award-winning historian of Indian democracy, the biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, and a scholar of environmentalism. As a public intellectual and columnist, he reaches 20 million readers in 10 languages. His latest book is Gandhi, The Years that Changed the World: 1914-1948.
Gandhi is known as a freedom fighter, social reformer, and proponent of interfaith harmony. These aspects of his life and legacy are well known and have been widely commented upon. In this lecture, however, Guha will draw attention to his environmental ideas, which are little known and imperfectly understood. Based on a close study of what Gandhi did (and did not) say, Guha will analyze the significance of his legacy as an environmental thinker.
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Research, Faculty of History at School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Institute for Humanities Research, Center for Jewish Studies, SHPRS Faculty Donors, and the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.