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category: Religion
published: Nov 2016
ISBN:9781771122603
publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Gandhi in a Canadian Context

Relationships between Mahatma Gandhi and Canada

edited by Alex Damm

tagged: religion, politics & state, cultural
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Gandhi in a Canadian Context examines a range of intriguing and under-studied connections between India’s greatest nationalist leader, Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948), and facets of life in Canada, including Gandhi’s interest in and contact with Canada and Canadians early in the twentieth century, and the implications of Gandhi’s thinking on a range of issues in Canadian society today. This collection of essays by Canadian scholars explores topics such as Gandhi’s awareness of Canada; the academic study of Gandhi in Canadian higher education; and dimensions of Gandhi’s thought that demand greater attention and have enduring relevance for individuals and communities in Canada. These range from a peace-oriented Islam and participation in direct action campaigns to a more constructive politics and environmental stewardship. This book breaks new ground in the depth of its study of a figure significant for both Canada and the world at large. The themes in this book will be of interest to scholars in Gandhi studies, education, Canadian history, and sociology, as well as to the general reader who seeks to reflect on what traditions of non-violence and conflict resolution championed by Gandhi might contribute to social progress in Canada.

About the Author

Alex Damm

Alex Damm is an instructor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Canada). A student of both early Christianity and of modern Indian religions, Damm teaches courses on biblical literature as well as on the life of Gandhi. He is the author of Ancient Rhetoric and the Synoptic Problem: Clarifying Markan Priority (Leuven, 2013).

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