A lecture and exhibition at Yale will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi by a Hindu fanatic on Jan. 30, 1948. “Mahatma Gandhi’s Dialogues with Americans” will be the topic of this year’s Gandhi Lecture, presented by Leonard Gordon, senior research associate at Columbia University’s Southern Asia Institute and professor of history at City University of New York.
The talk, free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Rm. 202 of Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. A discussion will follow.
Gordon has published and lectured extensively on Gandhi, India and South Asia. His talk, which is sponsored by the South Asian Studies Committee, also marks the 10th anniversary of the Gandhi Lectures at Yale. The annual event seeks to inform students and the public about Gandhi’s life and ideas.
In addition, an exhibition about the Indian leader’s last days will be on view from Monday, Feb. 9, through the first week in March in the Memorabilia Room of Sterling Memorial Library, 120 Wall St. The display of memorabilia and writings about Gandhi was organized by members of the South Asia Society at Yale, with help from Richard Szary, head of the library’s manuscripts and archives department.
For further information about the talk or exhibit, contact Pravin Bhatt at 281-6208.