Lit for Life

The Hindu Lit for Life 2019: Ten reasons why Gandhi still matters

In this session of The Hindu's Lit for Life 2019, historian Ramachandra Guha goes on to list why Gandhi matters — he gave India and the world a means of resisting unjust authority without using force yourselves. Satyagraha was born on a 9/11, he says, referring to the first act of civil disobedience in South Africa in 1906. Non-violence as civil disobedience was used by many other people including Martin Luther King, he says. The Chipko movement, Mr. Guha says, is a Satyagraha lookalike movement.

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