Noted Historian and Author Ramachandra Guha to Speak on “Why Gandhi Matters” on October 18th at Northeastern University

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Ramachandra Guha

BOSTON—Noted historian and biographer Ramachandra Guha will speak on “Why Gandhi Matters” on October 18th, 5:00-8:30 pm at Northeastern University. Event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

The lecture is organized by Northeastern University’s Center for Emerging Markets and will be held at the D’Amora-McKim School of Business. This is part of CEM India Lecture Series in two parts: “Why Gandhi Matters” and “Five Fault Lines of Contemporary India.”

Mr. Guha’s talk will be based on his new book, Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948), which went on sale in US on October 2.

Ramachandra Guha (Photo: Twitter)

Guha, a historian and biographer, has taught at Yale and Stanford, held the Arné Naess Chair at U. of Oslo, been the Indo-American Community Visiting Professor at UC-Berkeley, and served as the Philippe Roman Professor at the London School of Economics. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in the humanities by Yale University. Guha’s latest book is a companion to his earlier book Gandhi before India.

His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. The New York Times referred to him as ‘perhaps the best among India’s nonfiction writers’, and Time magazine has called him ‘Indian democracy’s pre-eminent chronicler’.

Space is limited, pre-registration required.  A light dinner will be served between lectures, which are made possible by an anonymous gift to CEM., and is co-sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

India lecture series is organized and led by Prof. Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy and Director, Center for Emerging Markets.

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