Bengaluru


Reading Circle

Please join us for the Indian Freedom Struggle Reading Circle at Gandhi Bhavan, Bengaluru. The group will meet every second Saturday starting on the 17th of September, 2022. The group is open to all and no prior reading is required.

Events

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.

Commemorating the Death Anniversary of S.A. Dange May, 2022

Click here for the mission statement as well as pictures and a recording of the event.

Martin Luther King Jr: Our Single Garment of Destiny

November, 2022

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, William Stuart Nelson and Martin Luther King Jr. The event will seek to educate people on the spiritual relationship between India and Afro-America.

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.

The Year is organized by members of the Saturday Free School for Philosophy & Black Liberation, based in the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia, in partnership with the Gandhi Global Family.