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Is Gandhi Thriving More in India or America?
Dr. Abdul Malik Mujahid host of Radio Islam engages Dr. Arun Gandhi in a conversation this week: Malik welcomes Arun noting that he is a true friend of humanity. In this intimate interview Malik and Arun cover a wide range of topics from India and South African politics, MK Gandhi’s politics, and who is responsible for bringing about Gandhian social, economic and political change today in India.
Malik asks Arun about the Gandhi Legacy Tours, why they were started, and the upcoming inaugural Satyagraha Tour of South Africa he will be personally leading this May. Arun stated that the new educational tour through South Africa, will lead us to better understand the philosophy of nonviolence and its application within the violent 21st century: “If this world is to be saved from self-destruction, nonviolence is inevitable.” Arun not only personally leads the travel groups every year but also participates in dialogues and discussions throughout the tour. He noted, “As President Nelson Mandela famously said: India sent a man to South Africa and we sent back a Mahatma.”
The conversation segues into Nelson Mandela’s legacy, democracy, and they acknowledge how Americans gets stereotyped by foreigners. Arun talks about his father Manilal Gandhi’s struggle in South Africa and how the US, India and South Africa can learn from each other. Arun shares a beautiful leela about his grandmother Kasturba and “The Forgotten Woman” a book he and his late wife Sunanda co-authored about her untold story.
Malik continues raising questions like Is Gandhi Thriving More in India or America? What is non-violence? How can non violence be used in social economic issues? To find out more listen in…
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