HIS 350L • 5-Gandhi and Gandhism-W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
This course will begin with a biographical account of Mahatma Gandhi, and proceed from there to various interpretations of the man, his life, his philosophy, and his influence. We will look at his role in the Indian nationalist movement, his influence on the course of race relationships in South Africa, and his impact on the thought of such leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr. We will also look at such topics as his techniques of non-violent protest, his views on women, and his economic and social impact on modern India.
Class participation: 10% Oral Reports and short papers: 30% Mid-term paper: 25% Research paper: 35%
Required texts (subject to change): Judith Brown, GANDHI: PRISONER OF HOPE MK Gandhi, AUTOBIOGRAPHY R. Mukherjee, GANDHI READER Joan Bondurant, CONQUEST OF VIOLENCE