Akeel Bilgrami  | Despardes | March 3, 2021

Akeel Bilgrami, in a lecture hosted by the University of Michigan’s Center for South Asian Studies, explores two related questions on Gandhi:

Is there a way to integrate Gandhi’s philosophical and moral ideas with his understanding of British colonialism in the decades-long political campaign against it that he led?

Is it possible to find a broadly left-wing reading of Gandhi in his critique of European modernity or is it only possible to find a progressive understanding of Gandhi outside of and despite his anti-modernism?

Originally published by Despardes.com. Watch the lecture here