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The Gandhi Foundation Annual Lecture 2017

The Annual Lecture of the Gandhi Foundation will be held on Thursday 28th September 2017  at The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF. Registration can be made via the eventbrite page. Refreshments will be available from 6.00 for the lecture to start at 6.30 p.m.  It will be given by Satish Kumar, […]

Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2017

For many years the Gandhi Foundation has run a Gathering/Summer School in the UK, usually during the last week of July. It is designed to be a week of exploring community and creativity through sharing. We aim to provide a lively environment and provide for all ages. The Gathering in 2017 will be held at […]

The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award 2013

The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award for 2013 was awarded to Jeremy Corbyn, MP Islington North on 26th November 2013 at Portcullis House. Thank you to all who attended You can read Jeremy Corbyn’s speech by clicking here You can also view photographs of the event by scrolling down the right hand column of our homepage to reach […]

Gandhi and War by George Paxton

Gandhi and War By George Paxton Professor Anthony Parel in his Gandhi Foundation Annual Lecture 2011, Pax Gandhiana (which can be read by clicking the link at the end of this article), asks to what extent Gandhi’s nonviolence is compatible with the coercion which any state inevitably exercises. He claims that “coercion based on consent […]

World Civilian Coalition Gathers for Global March to Jerusalem

World Civilian Coalition Gathers for Global March to Jerusalem Beirut -The International Executive Committee of the Global March to Jerusalem announces the completion of the preparations for the Second International Conference where the representatives of the International Committees involved in the organization of the Global March to Jerusalem will meet. The conference will be held in […]

Who Was Fritz Schumacher? by Diana Schumacher

Who Was Fritz Schumacher? by Diana Schumacher E F Schumacher, the economist-philosopher, was born 100 years ago this year. The following article is edited from a longer paper written for the Schumacher Society in 2008. Ernst Friedrich (Fritz) Schumacher was an unlikely pioneer of the Green Movement. He was born in Bonn in 1911, studied at Oxford […]

Book Review – Timeless Inspirator: Reliving Gandhi Edited by Raghunath Mashelkar

Timeless Inspirator: Reliving Gandhi Edited by Raghunath Mashelkar Sakal Publications 2010 HB pp369 ISBN 978 93 80571 48 5   This is a book on Gandhi that looks much more to the future than to the past. It takes the form of 45 short essays by ‘superachievers’ (almost all Indian). The idea came from the editor who […]

Indian Relations

India – Question for Short Debate Asked By Lord Parekh To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of economic, political and cultural relations between the United Kingdom and India. Lord Parekh: It is a great privilege to initiate this debate. Since it is a common practice to declare an interest, I begin by saying that […]

Do We Also Have the Democratic Rights? – By Gladson Dungdung

10 July, 2011 On July 5, 2011, the Adivasis of Munda Khutkatti areas – Khunti, Murhu and Arki blocks of Khunti district gathered in Kachary Maidanof Khunti situated at a distance of 31 kilometres from the state capital of Jharkhand. In fact, the Khunti district administration had given them permission to hold a rally and […]

Tribes and Tribulations – by Graham Davey

How do we bring peace and justice to the dispossessed and who is responsible? Those who came to the Annual General Meeting at Kingsley Hall on 10 July 2010 were privileged to hear two presentations on the plight of the indigenous peoples of East India. The Adivasis are the tribal people of Orissa and Jharkhand […]

Endless Cry In The Red Corridor – by Gladson Dungdung

31 July, 2010 After the arrival of the Monsoon, the city dwellers are enjoying the cool weather. The farmers are busily preparing their paddy fields. However, the atmosphere in the red corridor is more or less the same, a mood of anxiety, uncertainty, fear, pain and shock prevails in the region. Perhaps, one could hear […]

What Would a Gandhian Society Look Like? – by George Paxton

Much of Gandhi’s constructive programme was based on village India where the majority of Indians lived (and I believe still do). However, in the West, and increasingly throughout the world, most people live in urban centres. This, along with changes in society brought about by rapid technological developments perhaps require some adaptation of Gandhi’s ideas. […]

Mary Mather 1926 – 2009

Mary Mather was a tireless campaigner for the rights of women and disadvantaged people in Britain and abroad. Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, she attended Folkstone county school for girls in Kent and went to study English at Girton College, Cambridge in 1944. She edited the Cambridge University socialist club bulletin. During the holidays she worked […]

Doing Small Things With Great Love – by Bill Palethorpe

With as always (but particularly in our age of 24 hour news coverage) so many negative stories making the headlines is it any wonder that people increasingly feel powerless? Some decide not to get up in the morning whilst others turn to a hedonistic life. Well friends, as many Gandhi followers know, we all have […]

Book Review – The Spirit Level

The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett Penguin 2010 pp347 ISBN 978 0 141 03236 8 £9.99 This is an exciting and important book. The authors draw on a wealth of social research to demonstrate that life would be better if we had much more equal incomes. Intuitively […]

Signatures of a Saint – by Anil Chandra

It was a July evening in Jhansi in 1945. A strong wind was blowing. A vast throng of town people, the peasants, and their families were moving towards an open piece of land near a hill. The men were dressed simply in kurta, dhoti or pyjamas while the spare figures of women were wrapped in […]

Liberating Choices

How can we distinguish between fatal and liberating choices? That was the question posed by Sheikh Aly N’Daw, head of the International Sufi School. He was speaking at his book launch in Westminster, hosted by Ian Stewart MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Friends of Islam group. Aly N’Daw is from the Mouride school of […]

Nehru On Gandhi, Views On Political Culture – by Prem Misir

  In an effort to review India’s emergent move into global economic dominance I thought that it might be useful to look at a few of Gandhi’s ideas of something called ‘political culture’ through the eyes of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. And indeed, Gandhi and Nehru did not have a monopoly over ideas to craft a […]

East Meets West Through Rokeya – by Shaheen Choudhury Westcombe

    Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein has inspired and changed the lives of many women. A muslim feminist writer and educationalist, she campaigned for equality, peace, social justice, harmony and an eco-friendly world. Born in 1880, in colonial Victorian India in Rangpur, now in Bangladesh, she fought a lonely battle to create a better society and […]

Addressing the Present Conflict in India with Intellectual Satyagraha, by Dr. Felix Padel

India, the country synonymous with Gandhi and his concept of Satyagraha or non-violent resistance, is increasingly descending into a state of violent chaos. In addition to periodic cycles of sectarian violence, and armed conflict in the border states in the country’s northeast and northwest, large areas in the ‘tribal belt’ of central India have descended […]

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The Gandhi Foundation exists to spread knowledge and understanding of the life and work of Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948). Our most important aim is to explain and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Gandhi’s insights and actions for all of us in the UK. The Gandhi Foundation promotes:

1. Nonviolence to replace war and aggression

2. Decentralised, egalitarian economic systems such as cooperatives and trusteeships

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Painting Gandhi - by Christos Papachristou

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At 9:35am on October 4, 2016, Midshot-an experiment with truth said…

Movie: Midshot- an experiment with truth based on Gandhi- Godse ideology.

Watch Now- you can contact me at info@miniboxoffice.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzWeOG6bRlA

Synopsis: "MID SHOT- an experiment with truth is about the travails of a director, Ram Bhardwaj who tries to unravel the assassination of his ideal, Mahatma Gandhi. He starts making a film called G2 which explores the Gandhi- Godse ideological divide. The film, while still in the making, to the director's dismay, becomes a subject of controversy and the distorted projection of it even leads to communal riots. Meanwhile, pressure mounts on the director by vested interests to ideologically slant the film. How the movie on Gandhi then becomes an experiment with truth in his own life and makes him search for answers in his inner self, is what the movie is all about.

At 9:54am on June 26, 2015, B.AMBALAVANAN said…

GANDHI FOUNDATION SHOULD HAVE BRANCHES IN ALL THE STATES OF INDIA WITH SEPARATE OFFICE-BEARES.IS THERE ANY BRANCH FOR THE STATE OF TAMILNADU?

At 4:13pm on September 12, 2010, Dr. Ravindra Kumar said…
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Please send your postal address to enable me to send you a booklet on the Mahatma .
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