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    Ohio University
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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CLWR 3470 - Gandhi and the Gita: The Religious Roots of Nonviolent Resistance in Colonial India


How can a book that seeks to justify extreme violence inspire a man whose name is synonymous with peaceful protest? To answer this question, we will examine the life and thought of M. K. Gandhi through the lens of religion, focusing on the text that served as one of his chief inspirations, the Bhagavad Gita. The Gita is an ancient philosophical poem in which the god Krishna convinces the reluctant warrior Arjuna to initiate a war that will annihilate most of the human race. But to Gandhi, this text was the blueprint for the most successful nonviolent resistance movement in history, the campaign to free India from British control. By reading the Gita and works by and about Gandhi, students will examine the confluence of religion and politics that gave rise to Gandhi and to modern India.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I



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