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GANDHI AFTER GANDHI – International Conference




2 December Aula Magna

  • 9:30-10:00  Welcome and opening
  • 10:00-11:30 Keynote Lecture: Shruti Kapila Gandhi and the Truth of Violence
  • 11:30-12:00 Break
  • 12:00-13:30 Giuliano Pontara “Gandhi, nonviolenza e giustizia sociale” in dialogo con Anna Bravo
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch break

14:30- 16:00

ROOM H6 Panel 1 Gandhian grass root movements and their experiences I

  • F. Lovisolo Environmental and social sustainability according to the Gandhian vision as implemented by ASSEFA India
  • Vijay Singh Negi In pursuit of traditional farming, farmers and our food systems
  • Jagyoseni Mandal The Mahatma’s visionary critique of industrialization/ The western civilization in the light of India’s globalized economy today : heading towards a devastating future?
  • Shankar Ramaswami The Alternative Politics of Migrant Workers in Delhi

ROOM H7 Panel 2 Gandhian peace and civil rights movements in a global dimension I

  • Massimiliano Vaghi Note sulle reti imperiali britanniche nell’Oceano indiano (1860-1914): i “coolies” indiani in Sudafrica e la politica di Gandhi 
  • Carmen Concilio Gandhi and South Africa
  • Chiara Corazza Gandhi e il movimento panafricanista (1919-1945)
  • Ritu Gairola Khanduri Gandhi Going Global: Nation, community, diaspora in the US and South Africa

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


ROOM H6 Panel 3 Gandhian grass root movements and their experiences II

  • Elsa Bianco, Giuseppe Barbiero, Mariella Bo La pratica del silenzio attivo e lo sviluppo di swaraj. Una scuola di nonviolenza
  • Pietro Moretti Nonviolenza e disabilità
  • Renu Nanda Gandhian Technological Innovative Pedagogical Interventions for Female Education: An experiment in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir State in India
  • Laura Colucci-Gray, Donald Gray, Elena Camino The Earth as integral dimension to ‘development’: reflecting on the educational potentialities of Gandhi’s message in a school gardening project

ROOM H7 Panel 4 Gandhian peace and civil rights movements in a global dimension II

  • Andrea Carosso “Stride Toward Freedom”: Martin Luther King, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Gandhian Lesson
  • Nishant Bhardwaj Revisiting ‘ahimsa’ in a divided world
  • Hyun Höchsmann Non-violence as Universal Love in Gandhi and Mozi
  • Monica De Togni Was There Any Chinese Gandhi? Political Pacifist Participation and the 1948 National Assembly

20:00 Dinner

3 December 


ROOM H6 Panel 5 Gandhian political view, experience and legacy past and present I

  • Annie Devenish The sensual Gandhi
  • Eijiro Hazama Rethinking Gandhi’s “Secularism”: How Gandhi’s Brahmacarya Related to His Last Political Vision
  • Amitendu Bhattacharya A ‘National Diet’ for the Indians: Gandhi and the Phenomenon of Muscular Nationalism
  • Mario Prayer Khadi after Gandhi

ROOM H7 Panel 6 Gandhian political view, experience and legacy past and present II

  • Antonino Drago Non violenza: chi, come, verso che?
  • Sagnella-Bitossi L’eredità di Gandhi nell'”esperienza religiosa” di Aldo Capitini
  • Gloria Germani L’importanza del pensiero di Gandhi per la sopravvivenza del pianeta e dell’uomo
  • Louis Campana Approches d’une économie non-violente

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 AULA MAGNA Lectio Magistralis: Michelguglielmo Torri The Mahatma Gandhi and the Muslims: Gandhi’s role in making India’s partition inevitable

12:30-13:30 Lunch break


ROOM H6 Panel 7 Understanding Gandhi in today’s times: legacy, philosophy, and the present 

  • Kamila Junik-Łuniewska Gandhi in contemporary Hindi writing
  • Roshni Sengupta From political icon to Mahatma: the visual turn in portrayal of Gandhi in Indian cinema
  • Pralay Kanungo Hindu Nationalists and Mahatma Gandhi
  • Rohit Wanchoo Rethinking Gandhi and Non-Violence Today
  • Sanjukta Das Gupta Gandhi and Adivasis: Post-Independence re-imaginations

ROOM H7 Panel 8 Gandhian political view, experience and legacy past and present III

  • Franco Manni “Mazzini’s Influence and Gandhi’s legacy on Family Duties against Corruption”
  • Alessandro Vescovi Gandhi in Raja Rao’s Kanthapura (1938)
  • Ahyaan Raghuvanshi Loving Oneself through Others. The Political Philosophies of Savarkar and Gandhi
  • Jacek Skup Gandhi and Bose
  • Kumar, Pratyush Gandhi’s Law

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

ROOM H6 Panel 9 Gandhian political view, experience and legacy past and present IV

  • Parmeet Kajal Gandhi versus Gandhi: A comparative study of his thoughts in his English and Vernacular 
  • Rachna Sharma Newspapers
  • Dezs Szenkovics Exploring the legacy of Gandhian ethics in journalism in the era of post truth: a critical Analysis Gandhi’s Economic Thought: Is It Still Relevant?
  • Pallavi Varma Patil + Roshni Ravi Nai Taleem
  • Punsara Amarasinghe Deconstructing “Swaraj” as the Mahatma Gandhi’s political idealist reflection of anarchism

ROOM H7 Panel 10 Gandhian political view, experience and legacy past and present V

  • Inês Raquel Cambé Duque + Piyush Bhatti Gandhi’s model of decentralisation
  • Marzia Casolari Partitions and beyond: Gandhi’s views on India’s and Palestine’s partitions
  • Farooq Ahmad Dar Gandhi and the Creation of Pakistan
  • Alessandra Consolaro + Tommaso Bobbio Modi and Gandhi

17:30-18:00 General discussion and closing remarks 


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Giorgio Borsa

The Founder of Asia Maior

Università di Pavia

The "Cesare Bonacossa" Centre for the Study of Extra-European Peoples