Indian Philosopher Gives Lecture on “Gandhi and Non-Violence Movement”

By: Ebonee Burrell | Editor in Chief

Indian Philosopher Professor Mahasweta Chaudhury visited South Alabama on Sept. 19 to give a lecture on “Gandhi and Non-Violence Movement” to spread awareness on violence across the world.

Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer that inspired other non-violent movements for civil rights and freedom. Chaudhury stays active with writing editorials to The Statesman on various ecological, philosophical and historical issues.

“I’m a non-violent person,” said Chaudhury. “The freedom in the U.S. is good, but there must be some kind of limits to it when dealing with violence.”

Chaudhury travels to different universities in the U.S. and other countries like India and Europe to lecture on non-violence movements. Non-violence is not only an impact on political and social movements, but focuses on the issues of nature degradation and environmental problems.

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“Violence is not the solution,” said Dr. Delwar Hossain, professor at the university. “As a civilized society we expect better, we should respect each others opinions because other countries in the world expect good examples from the United States.

This lecture was given to Dr. Hossain’s ethics in communications class and students learned how non-violent movements are active across the nation.

“I think violence has to do more with the people, it’s more about just a loss of who can get away with what and how people can get access to certain things,” said Tony Rice, student in Hossain’s class.