Monday, September 11, 2006

100 years of Satyagraha


Hundred years ago on this day Gandhiji launched the non-voilent movement against British policies towards Asians in South Africa. Gandhiji called the movement Satyagraha, the pursuit of truth, which he went on to practice and preach in India's freedom struggle and also inspired many to use it in their struggles.

An important question for us today would be, what is the status of Satyagraha today?---its relevance and its effectiveness---are we anywhere close to the truth?

Trailer of the documentary "Satyagraha: 100 Years of Nonviolence" is here.

Links to sites on Gandhiji: here and here.

Today is also the day of the 9/11 attacks.

1 comment:

Steph said...

Thank you for this ray of possibility. I expanded somewhat on what you wrote, using the links you provided:

http://www.stephaniejokent.com/blog/archives/002375.html

(When are you going to speak with my freshpersons?)