Gandhi's Inspiration


|| Gandhi's Inspiration ||

Location: Pavilion Room, St. Antony's College


Alongside marking the conclusion of the UK-India Year of Culture with an award winning play, portraying a special relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his mentor, Shrimad Rajachandraji ("Yugpurush": Mahatma's Mahatma, at Oxford Town Hall on 24th January, 2018), the Asian Studies Centre at St Antony's College, Oxford, the University of Oxford India Society (OIS) and Oxford Centre Hindu Studies (OCHS), hosted a Speaker Series panel session on 'Gandhi's Inspiration'.

The panel was chaired by Dr Faisal Devji and the panel speakers were Professor Sir Richard Sorabji, Mrs Kajal Seth, and Professor Ruth Harris.

While Mrs Seth spoke about how Shrimad Rajachandraji influenced Gandhi ji, Sir Sorabji focused on Tolstoy as an influence upon Gandhi ji, whilst Professor Harris discussed various ways in which Gandhi ji and his disciple Mirabehn changed each other. The discussion was closed with some engaging questions from members of the audience and followed by a drinks reception.