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Gandhi Conference in Gauteng

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of return of Gandhi from South Africa to India (1915 – 2015). Out of Africa: Gandhi’s return to India, 1915 and onwards Gandhi & his Legacy : From Lawyer to Mahatma – How South Africa shaped his thought and action and Gandhi‘s impact on Africa

Program

(27th and 28th February 2015)

27th February 2015

9 AM Coffee and Registration

9.30-9.45 Welcome remark by Prof Dilip M Menon, Director Centre for Indian Studies in Africa

Address by Vice Chancellor of WITS (To be confirmed)
9.45-1000 Address by High Commissioner for India in South Africa

First Session

1015-1115 Indian Opinion and the Making of a Satyagrahi

Prof. Tridip Suhrud, Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad

1115-1215 Gandhi’s Copyright: Customs, Imperial Boundary-making and the

Gandhian Project

Prof. Isabel Hofmeyr, University of Witwatersrand

Second Session

1345-1445 Gandhi’s impact on Mauritius

Prof. Vijaya Teelock, University of Mauritius

1445-1545 “Brown over Black”? Gandhi and Africans in Colonial Natal

Prof. Goolam Vahed, University of Kwazulu Natal

Coffee break 1545- 1615

28th February 2015

First Session

0900-1000 Gandhi: Patriarchy, Authority, Utopia

Prof. Satadru Sen, Queens College, City University of New York

1000-1100 The Gandhian Contribution in the Field of swadeshi and self-suffiency- a case Study of swadeshi initiatives in Kerala

Dr Jacob Pulickan, Director, Gandhi Centre for Rural Development, Thiruvananthapuram

1100-1200 Gandhi the internationalist

Dr. Khoti Chilomba Kamanga, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Second Session

1300-1400 Gandhi, South Africa and the global nonviolent awakening for human

rights and individual liberty.

N.Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Council for Gandhian Studies, India

1400-1500 Daya otherwise: the not-ness of ahimsa

Prof. Ajay Skaria, University of Minnesota

1500-1600 “Honest, but a Bolshevik…”: Gandhi and political order in India,

1914-1918

Prof. Dilip M Menon, University of Witwatersrand

Coffee 1600-1630

1630- 1715 Closing remarks by Prof Menon and Prof Hofmeyr