News: India

May 04

GANDHI AND THE CORRESPONDENCE THEORY OF TRUTH

A chapter based on a paper I gave at a conference on the Philosophical Letter will be appearing in a book later this year.  It’s called ‘Gandhi and the Correspondence Theory of Truth’, and the book is called Dear Friend, You Must Change Your Life: The Letters of Great Thinkers.  It’s edited by Ada Bronowski, and published by Bloomsbury.

IMAGE CREDIT:  GANDHI COMPOSING A LETTER ON HIS WAY FROM INDIA TO THE SECOND ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE IN LONDON  (PRESS PHOTOGRAPH, 1931).

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Feb 10

REPORTING COLONIAL VIOLENCE

For the last few years, the great American newspaper photographic libraries have been selling off their collections. I have been collecting some of the startling photographs of the Indian civil disobedience movement in the 1930s and I have uploaded some of them to this site. The captions are taken directly from the news agencies that commissioned the photographs and have some interest in themselves. They ought to appear if you hover the mouse over the photograph.

I have also written something about colonial violence here.

 

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