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Oct 03

FHACT Monthly Meeting (Register)

Registrations Closed
Date & Time
3 October 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Are Closed


FHACT October Monthly Meeting is a hybrid meeting. Members and guests interested in attending should register for this event via Zoom or in personAfter registering to attend via Zoom, you will receive an email with a link to the external Zoom website to complete the registration.


The topic for this meeting is:

" Thinking with Gandhi "   


  No other figure has been the subject of greater affection, veneration, scorn, critique and controversy in the history of the Subcontinent than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. I will sidestep most conversations about Gandhi, the man, and focus on thinking through a set of ideas about nation and civilisation from his powerful text, Hind Swaraj. In untangling these ideas of what it means to belong and what kind of society one might attempt to forge after colonialism, we may discover that Gandhi remains an unmatched interlocutor for anyone interested in exploring a pathway to a more humane, decolonial society. 

Meera Ashar is the Director of the ANU’s South Asia Research Institute (SARI). She is a historian of ideas at the School of Culture, History and Language. Her research interests lie at the intersection of history, political theory and literary studies. Her work analyses the ineffectiveness of existing concepts and modes of representation to set the stage for a framework more grounded in the lived experience of people of South Asia. This research makes critical contributions to history and South Asian studies and to pressing debates on the enduring effects of colonialism, the postcolonial state, democracy and nationalism. Meera reads and writes in several South Asian languages and in a couple of European ones



Event Type
Hybrid event
Event Location
FHACT Education Room
Cook Community Centre
41 Templeton Street
Cook ACT 2614
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