About the Program
Rajmohan Gandhi talks about two wars for freedom - the 1857 Mutiny in India and the American Civil War - that were covered by Irish reporter William Howard Russell. Prof. Gandhi also talks about the parallels between his grandfather, Indian freedom fighter Mohandas Gandhi, and Abraham Lincoln. This event was hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
Rajmohan Gandhi is a research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). Professor Gandhi is a former member of the upper house of the Indian parliament and former head of the Indian delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission. His books include "Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire" and "Revenge and Reconciliation: Understanding South Asian History." For more information, visit his website: rajmohangandhi.com.
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