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The music of life – remembering Mahatma Gandhi

“Gandhi is a universal figure. […] He is affirmed and avowed in many parts of the world while Indians might of course forget him or scorn him or defile him as they are doing now.” – Historian Ramachandra Guha in conversation with sociologist Nandini Sundar (The Wire, 21 March 2022) >> I would go so far […]

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“What unites Indians is a love for songs” by linguist Ganesh Devy

It should not be an exaggeration if one claims that in terms of the average citizen’s ability to recall a large number of songs and to hum them in however terrible a voice, India probably tops the world chart. When I was three or four years old, my father brought home a radio set. This […]

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Beyond Nationalism: “My freedom lies not in pursuing detachment” – Rabindranath Tagore

In September 2020 Amsterdam remembers the 100th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore’s visit. It did not just made a deep impression, it caused a sensation. 1 2020 also happens the year when Amsterdam celebrates the 75th anniversary of liberation from nazi-occupation 2 while confronting the legacy of collaboration among some sections of society including local authorities. […]

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Ich möchte, dass die Luft aller Kulturen so frei wie möglich um mein Haus weht – Mahatma Gandhi

In vielen Ländern der Welt herrschen heute Wut, Hass, Kampf, Erniedrigung von Minderheiten und Zuwanderern, Handelskriege und bewaffne- te Auseinandersetzungen. Können wir heute, siebzig Jahren nach seiner Ermordung, noch etwas von Mahatma Gandhi lernen? Den vollständigen Beitrag von Asit Datta finden Sie in MEINE WELT 2|2019: Gandhis Lehren für eine gewaltfreie Zukunft >> Gandhi schrieb: […]