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Akshay Bakaya's Blog – March 2010 Archive (2)

"Good To Eat: Gandhi And The Ethics Of Food", by Amita Baviskar

[Transcription of Ahimsa Day Lecture, 2010]

Thank you Babli and Akshay, I'm honoured to speak here on this day, in memory of Mahatma Gandhi. I’m not a scholar of philosophy or history so I can't claim to be able to discuss Gandhi’s ideas from those perspectives. But what I do know a little bit is the issue of India’s environment and development and the cultural politics around these questions in our country.



And I’ve been more recently trying to address these issues of… Continue

Added by Akshay Bakaya on March 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

"Gandhi's Final Fast", by Dilip Simeon

[Transcription of Ahimsa Day Lecture 2010].

Recently I was asked to write a couple of lectures for students, undergraduates - on the significance of Gandhi, and on communalism. When I began writing the lectures, which were supposed to be written very simply, I realized that I was not being true to the task of trying to bring across something important about that great man to the younger generation, many of whom may have forgotten. And then I decided…
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Added by Akshay Bakaya on March 22, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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