Please join us for the Indian Freedom Struggle Reading Circle at Gandhi Bhavan, Bengaluru. The group will meet every first and third Saturday starting on the 17th of September, 2022. The group is open to all and no prior reading is required.
NOTE: We will not be meeting on the 5th of October, and will reconvene on the 19th of October at 11 am for a special session on Martin Luther King Jr's ideas and relevance to this time.
20th November, 2022 at 4 pm
Indian Institute of World Culture, Bengaluru
One of the greatest tributes to our freedom struggle was made by African Americans in their own struggle for freedom. At this event, we will discuss the deep relationship between India and Afro America, represented by figures like W.E.B Du Bois, Howard Thurman, and Martin Luther King Jr. The event will seek to educate people on the spiritual relationship between India and Afro-America.
25th September, 2022 at 4 pm
Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya and Aruna Asaf Ali were two great women in the freedom struggle who contributed immensely to the preservation of Indian folk traditions as well as to the fight for world peace. We will discuss the role of revolutionary women in our struggle, and how the struggle for women’s liberation is linked to the struggle of a new culture and peace.
Planned Events for the Future
Mahatma Gandhi: Revolutionary in the World Struggle for Truth and Freedom
Gandhi continues to be the singular figure that inspires the masses of people all over India, despite the nation's diversity. We will discuss his importance as a world revolutionary figure. We will study Gandhiji as the central figure of our freedom struggle who brought together the nation, and redirected the national movement toward the masses of ordinary people.
Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhash Chandra Bose: The Discovery of India in the World
India was one of the leading voices in the fight for Afro-Asian unity as exemplified by the Bandung Conference. Further, there were many in the Indian struggle who were inspired by the experience of the Russian Revolution, who formed the radical wing of the Congress. We will speak about Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhash Chandra Bose in their connection to the world, and how they saw India’s place in the world and India’s struggle as connected to the great struggles for freedom in Asia and Africa.