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HIS 364 Cr.3

A dominant figure in India's struggle for independence from British rule, M. K. Gandhi (1869-1948) is also one of twentieth century's most influential political activist and thinker as well as a famous pacifist, who inspired peace and civil rights movements globally. This course charts Gandhi's life and career against events in London, South Africa, and India. It examines the evolution and application of his ideas and techniques of non-violent resistance, and his attitudes toward the economy, society and state. Gandhi's influence on Indian politics and society is critically assessed and his claim to be the "apostle of non-violent revolution" examined against developments since his death in 1948. Prior knowledge of Indian history is not required for this course. Offered Occasionally.

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