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Why Gandhi Matters

In India, Gandhi is known as the Father of the Nation. But Gandhi was, and remains, a genuinely trans-national figure. 

Ramachandra Guha explores four of Gandhi's ideas that remain important inspirations today.

This is an edited version of an address to the UN General Assembly to mark the International Day of Non-Violence, held on Gandhi's birthday, by Ramachandra Guha - an LSE IDEAS Philippe Roman Chair. 

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Why Gandhi Matters

About the author

Ramachandra Guha is a historian and biographer based in Bangalore. He has taught at the universities of Yale and Stanford, held the Arné Naess Chair at the University of Oslo, and been the Indo-American Community Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

Biography from time of website publication.