Karuna Mantena: Gandhi’s Critique of Violence
The Center for South Asia Spring Lecture Series 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
206 Ingraham Hall
Gandhi repeatedly claimed that satyagraha was not only morally superior to violence but also more effective practically. To break the worship of force, for Gandhi, one had to disrupt and undo the belief in its efficacy. I take seriously this claim and explore the theoretical arguments that underpin Gandhi’s critique of violence as a political method.