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Few men in their lifetime aroused stronger emotions or touched deeper chords of humanity than Gandhi. "Generations to come, it may be," wrote Einstein of Gandhi in July 1944, "will scarcely believe that such a one of this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” Millions venerated Gandhi as the Mahatma, The Great Soul. Gandhi was one of those who subscribed the idea that, in spite of temporary setbacks, the human race has, on the whole, been marching forward. He believed in the spirit of brotherhood and human unity. The lecture focuses on Gandhi's life and legacy, with special reference to his technique of Satyagraha and Ahimsa, which he thought of as perhaps the mightiest instrument on earth. Aindrila Chakraborty (PhD), has been teaching for USAC, Bangalore, since 2010. She has studied history, political science, and sociology in Jadavpur University. Her thesis focused on the East West Interface in 20th century India, with reference to the flowering of feminism in India. Aindrila's classes emphasizes on colonial and post colonial economy, the Politics of South Asia, Indian Culture and Traditions and the Relevance of Gandhi and Ahimsa in today's world. Aindrila is also currently pursuing her interest in Psychology.

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May 26 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm