Gandhi150- Webinar Series

Rajni Bakshi, is a Mumbai-based author and speaker. Her books include ‘Bapu Kuti: Journeys in Rediscovery of Gandhi’, which inspired the Hindi film “Swades”. Rajni has also written several monographs and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

The webinar will be on “The art of disagreement: Gandhi’s gift to us” where Rajni would discuss how ‘to be human is to disagree’. Gandhi’s life and his politics brought forth a truth that ordinary people knew instinctively — namely, that a mat-bhed, difference over an issue, need not become a man-bhed, a division of hearts. Engagement with the other’s views is always possible and worthwhile — no matter how obnoxious that view may appear at first glance. This requires a willingness to both listen deeply to the “other” so as to decipher their underlying concerns and anxieties and to respond accordingly.’

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