About the conference
The 5th January 1931 issue of the TIME Magazine featured Gandhi on its cover page, conferring on him the title of Man of the Year in 1930. Placed in the category of ‘Pacemakers and Statemen’ of the magazine, Gandhi preceded Winston Churchill, the man who had ridiculed him a ‘half-naked fakir’.
Another way of reading him could be through his writings and speeches (including letters). One can also understand the nuances in Gandhi’s life and his philosophy by reading what his associates, friends, acquaintances and contemporaries had written about him. Last but not least, several commentaries, essays and books on Gandhi by scholars can also be insightful.
Call for papers
- Gandhi in conversation with national and world leaders and philosophers.
- Literary and cinematic representation of Gandhi and Gandhian thoughts
- Gandhi and modern civilization/ modernity
- Gandhi through his biographers
- Gandhi and language/education
- Gandhi as a post-colonial thinker
- Gandhi, the philosopher
- Gandhi and the body
- Gandhi and religion
Who can attend?
The conference seeks to invite Gandhian scholars, political philosophers, theorists, historians, activists, policy-makers, intellectuals to converse about and engage with the leagacy and contemporary relevance of M.K Gandhi by exploring the aforementioned themes.
- Submission of abstract: 30 Nov 2019
- Notification of acceptance of abstract: 5 Dec 2019
- Submission of full paper: 10 Jan 2020
- Registration charges for papers presenters is Rs 1000.
- Submit the abstract to ranjanr1[at]gmail.com
Contact & Venue
Address: Zakir Husain Delhi College, DU, JLN Marg, New Delhi
Dr Ravi Ranjan