Out of Africa: Gandhi’s return to India, 1915 and onwards – 27th and 28th February 2015



Out of Africa: Gandhi’s return to India, 1915 and onwards

27th and 28th February 2015

Humanities Graduate Centre

27th February 2015

9 AM Coffee and Registration

9.15-9.30         Welcome address by Prof Dilip M Menon, Director Centre for Indian Studies in Africa

9.30-9.45         Address by Prof Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor, University of the Witwatersrand

9.45-10                        Address by High Commissioner for India in South Africa

First Session

Chair  Prof Dilip Menon


Prof Tridip Suhrud

Indian Opinion and the Making of a Satyagrahi


Prof Isabel Hofmeyr

Gandhi’s Copyright: Customs, Imperial Boundary-making and the Gandhian Project


Lunch  1230-1330

Second Session

Chair Prof Ajay Skaria


Prof Vijayalakshmi Teelock

Gandhi’s impact on Mauritius


Prof Goolam Vaheed

“Brown over Black”? Gandhi and Africans in Colonial Natal


Prof N Radhakrishnan

Gandhi, South Africa and the global nonviolent awakening for human rights and individual liberty.

Coffee break     1645- 1700


Dinner hosted by the Consul General for India

28th February 2015

First Session

Chair Prof Isabel Hofmeyr


Prof Satadru Sen

Gandhi: Patriarchy, Authority, Utopia


Prof Jacob Pulickan

The Gandhian Contribution in the Field of swadeshi and self-suffiency-a case Study of swadeshi initiatives in Kerala



Prof Khoti Kamanga

Gandhi the internationalist

Lunch 1215-1330

Second Session 

Chair Prof Tridip Suhrud


Prof Ajay Skaria

Daya otherwise: the not-ness of ahimsa


Prof Dilip M Menon

“Honest, but a Bolshevik…”: Gandhi and political order in India, 1914-1918


Coffee 1530-1545



1545- 1615

Closing remarks by Prof Menon and Prof Hofmeyr

1900 Dinner hosted by Consul General for India