Philosophy Tea – Mahatma Gandhi: My Life is My Message
- Date: –16:00
- Location: Reginateatern Trädgårdsgatan 6, Uppsala
- Lecturer: Daniel Ogden is a researcher and teacher of utopian ideas, for many years at Uppsala University and now at Mälardalen University. Peter Wallensteen was the first holder of the Dag Hammarskjöld Chair in Peace and Conflict Research (1985-2012) and is now Senior Professor at Uppsala University.
- Organiser: Uppsala universitet in collaboration with Regina teatern
- Contact person: Gisella Bengtsson
- Phone: 018-4711936
In this Philosophy Tea we scrutinize the life, achievements and legacy of the icon of nonviolent action Mohandas K. Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). His work began with Asian resistance against White rule in South Africa and led to a number of campaigns for India’s self-determination in the 1920s and 1930s, contributing to the country’s independence in 1947.
In his book My life is My Message he summarised his thinking about nonviolence and its role in social change. Undoubtedly he is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century but at the same time remains enigmatic: not easy to follow or. We will attempt to illuminate some aspects of his life as well as his contribution to providing a role for the marginalised around the globe.
Each Philosophy Tea lasts one hour. The sessions are run in English.
Tea and scones will be served. All welcome.
Tickets: 150 SEK. Pensioner: 125 SEK. Students 75 SEK.