Why Gandhi Matters, and Five Fault Lines in Contemporary India

The Center for Emerging Markets and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities brought Dr. Ramachandra Guha, noted Indian historian and author, to deliver the 3rd India Lecture at NU’s Center for Emerging Markets. In the first part of his talk, Guha discussed Gandhi’s impact on India and the world, and in the second part he discussed the five fault lines he sees in contemporary India. A light dinner was provided between the two talks.

Dr Guha’s talk was based on his just published book, Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948), released in the US on Gandhi’s birthday, October, 2, 2018.

This event was free and open to the public and was made possible by an anonymous gift to CEM.

More About Dr. Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha, a historian and biographer, has taught at Yale and Stanford, held the Arné Naess Chair at U. of Oslo, been the Indo-American Community Visiting Professor at UC-Berkeley, and served as the Philippe Roman Professor at the London School of Economics. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in the humanities by Yale University. Guha’s latest book is a companion to his earlier book, Gandhi before India. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. The New York Times referred to him as ‘perhaps the best among India’s nonfiction writers’, and Time magazine has called him ‘Indian democracy’s pre-eminent chronicler’.