Following in the footsteps of his illustrious paternal grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, and maternal grandfather, Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (the last Governor-General of India), Rajmohan Gandhi is an internationally renowned peace activist, acclaimed historian, biographer, journalist and educator. He currently serves as Research Professor at the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through writing, speaking, public interventions and dialogues, Gandhi has been engaged for sixty years in efforts for peace-building, reconciliation and democratic rights across the world. He founded the Indian branch of Initiatives of Change (formerly known as Moral Re-Armament) and is the former president of Initiatives of Change International. A distinguished journalist, Gandhi also founded the weekly journal, Himmat, through which he fought for democratic rights during the 1975-77 Emergency in India. A former politician, Gandhi has also served in the upper house of the Indian Parliament. An award-winning author, Gandhi has written more than a dozen books, including Mohandas: A True Story of a Man, His People and an Empire, and Rajaji: A Life.
What is the source of Mahatma Gandhi’s enduring appeal? What kind of inner and outer practices did he cultivate that have made him such a revered figure in history? How can we, like Gandhi, successfully create a daily pathway to our Inner Core? And how can we, in our own spheres of influence, learn to quell people’s passions, bring them together, and move humanity forward in a unified way even in the divisive social conditions we are confronted with today?
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