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Arun Gandhi: Lessons from my Grandfather

  • The Queen's Hall 85-89 Clerk Street Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom (map)

A public talk and conversation and Q&A with Arun Gandhi - Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

Arun Gandhi, the 5th grandson of the legendary Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, was born in apartheid South Africa in 1934. Arun experienced racial confrontations with blacks and whites and seeing the potentials for Arun’s life his parents decided he should spend some time with his Grandfather in India. This was exceptional good fortune for the young Arun who then received a daily one-to-one teaching session while living with his grandfather the ‘Mahatma’ in India.

Arun Gandhi is a peace activist, author, environmentalist, journalist, speaker, agent of change, proponent of nonviolence and carries and shares the wisdom and teachings of his late grandfather around the world. He has been part of a successful campaign banning fracking in New York State and is an activist in total nuclear disarmament. He is the founder of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute which fights child trafficking and campaigns for the end the scourge of child poverty and human degradation.

Arun’s inspirational style is due to his humble way. He can facilitate personal reflection leading to deep personal change as he subtly challenges what is seen as the norm and by sharing a different and Gandhian perspective. His core message is that of Mahatma Gandhi: ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’.