Mahatma Gandhi's grandson coming to Lexington in June
By Brock Parker
The grandson of late Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi will be speaking in Lexington next month about India and American history.
Rajmohan Gandhi, a professor at the University of Illinois, will be in Lexington’s Depot Square on June 9, at 7 p.m. for a lecture and book signing.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Indian Americans of Lexington and the Lexington Historical Society in an effort to increase understanding of the parallel histories of India and the United States.
Rajmohan Gandhi is a research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois and he is the author of a biography about his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, and a book entitled “A Tale of Two Revolts” that draws comparisons between the 1857 Indian Mutiny and the American Civil War.
Tickets to the lecture, book signing and a dessert are $10. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Historical Society at +1 781-862-1703 or by email at email@example.com.