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UKZN-ASRA Host Mahatma Gandhi Lecture

The Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa (ASRSA) recently hosted the Gandhi Memorial Lecture at Howard College campus, during its annual congress. It was one of the most informative and intellectually enriching items on their programme for this year.

The Memorial Lecture was delivered on 15 August 2018 by world-renowned Gandhi scholar, Professor Judith M. Brown, who is a South Asian History specialist from Oxford University.

Titled, Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 – 1948: Interrogating the Practice of Politics, Brown’s lecture objectified and analysed some of the details of Gandhi’s own interrogation of the politics of his time (early 1890s – 1948). The three main historical contexts or phases of Gandhi’s life; his development of an alternative politics, as well as his alternative political praxis through his notion of satyagraha, through which he put his ideas into practice, were the main focus areas of Brown’s lecture.

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