What we don't understand about Gandhi's non-violence, with Jyotirmaya Sharma


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Mahatma Gandhi is known around the world as the apostle of non-violence, but what did his insistence on ahimsa actually mean for him? In this episode, Sandip talks to Jyotirmaya Sharma, professor of political science at the University of Hyderabad, about his new book – Elusive Nonviolence: The Making and Unmaking of Gandhi’s Religion of Ahimsa.
They discuss what influenced Gandhi’s idea of non-violence, why the Hindu community largely rejected his ideals, whether he actually believed in equality and diversity, what has survived of his ideas, and more.

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