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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Spring 2008

R S 341 • 5-Gandhi and Gandhism-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44505 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
gar 2.112
MINAULT, G

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Class participation: 10%
Oral Reports and short papers: 30%
Mid-term paper: 25%
Research paper: 35%

Texts

Judith Brown, GANDHI: PRISONER OF HOPE
MK Gandhi, AUTOBIOGRAPHY
R. Mukherjee, GANDHI READER
Joan Bondurant, CONQUEST OF VIOLENCE

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