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Gandhi in South Africa

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 7, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 29:01

Guest: Gaurav Desai, PhD, Professor of English and African Studies at Tulane University, Author of “Commerce with the Universe”  The relationship between India and the U.K. has improved quite a bit in the 70 years since Gandhi fought for India’s independence from British rule. The statute of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi unveiled in London’s Parliament Square was erected to mark the 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa to begin the movement toward Indian independence.  But that South African period in Gandhi’s life isn’t necessarily glossed-over.