This conference (January 30 to February 2, 2020) aims to offer a scholarly, critical, and nuanced perspective on Gandhi. The conference follows the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who is increasingly being studied as a philosopher, religious thinker, and critic of industrial modernity. It is, for example, little known that he pioneered a new form of what is these days called “interfaith” workship and diologe, and througout his life he maintained extensive dialogues with Christian thinkers and missionaries, Muslim theologians, and activists of all stripes and hues. All events will be open to the public and the UCLA communityl.
AFFILIATED FACULTY: Vinay Lal, Professor, History; Carol Bakhos, Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Director, Center for the Study of Religion