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2021: Does Gandhi Matter?

This Roundtable will focus on the contemporary relevance of Gandhi, Father of the Indian nation & global icon of non-violence. Is the younger generation aware of the dramatis of Gandhi's ideas & appeal, or is he just an icon in their minds, appearing on currency, postage stamps &c? Speakers will discuss Gandhi's ideas, and its place in the globalised universe of social media.  

Date/Time: Thursday | 30 September 2021 | 3.30pm UK

Speakers: Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) is a journalist, and Founder & Host of 'The Deshbhakt',  a social media platform (on Facebook; Instagram; Twitter; YouTube) which uses satire to disseminate news; Faisal Devji is Professor of Indian History, University of Oxford; Mridula Mukherjee is a historian of modern India, and retired as Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Discussant: Sanam Arora (@arora_sanam) is an LSE alumnus, and Chairperson of the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (@NISAU_UK).

Chair: Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE).

This event is in collaboration with LSESU India Society & the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK

Please click here to register free for the event; the live-stream link will be sent to all registered attendees on the day of the event.