Video/The New Leam’s Workshop on ‘Gandhi for the Young’
We live in an extremely violent world. With hyper-masculine aggression, militant nationalism, technological domination, neoliberal developmentalism, media simulations and ecologically
destructive consumerism–we find ourselves in a world that seems to devalue all higher principles for creating an egalitarian/peaceful/ ecologically sensitive world characterized by a non-violent art of resistance against whatever causes divisions and inequality in society. Under these circumstances, what does it mean to invoke Gandhi? Yes, we know that there is a conspiracy–an exercise in Gandhi-bashing. Moreover, even among the supposedly radical youth, one notices some sort of indifference to Gandhi. While they talk about Marx, Ambedkar, Phule and Bhagat Singh, not much enthusiasm can be seen amongst them as far as Gandhi is concerned.