PRLog - July 26, 2012 - MARLBOROUGH, U.K. -- Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to speak in London for the first time.
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Gandhi to speak about Total Non Violence and his Charity, Gandhi For Children.
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Arun Gandhi, fifth Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi is following in his famous Grandfather’
Author of several books, Mr Gandhi wrote The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the Wife of Mahatma Gandhi, jointly with his late wife Sunanda. The book was published by fellow author and Founding President of Ozark Mountain’s Publishing Company, Dolores Cannon, in 2011.
Since then, Mr Gandhi has spoken about both his book, his work as a peace emissary as well as the work he does with his charities, The Gandhi Institute and Gandhi for Children at many organisations and events, including The United Nations.
This September, Mr Gandhi will speak in London on Sunday September 2 at Ozark Mountain Publishing’s Transformation Conference at the Shaw Theatre, The Novotel Hotel, St Pancras.
Ozark Mountain Publishing is supporting Gandhi for Children by holding a raffle and donating 100% of the proceeds to the Charity which goes to helping children in India receive an education and helps rescue children from the horrors of sexual slavery and trafficking.
In encouraging people to help his cause by giving genorously, Mr Gandhi, using quotes from his famous Grandfather says, ‘Poverty is the worst form of violence...be the change you want to see in the World.’
Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering.
Grandfather taught Arun to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. “If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence plaguing societies and the world,” Gandhi said. Through daily lessons, Arun says, he learned about violence and about anger.
Arun shares these lessons all around the world. For the past five years, he has participated in the Renaissance Weekend deliberations with President Clinton and other well-respected Rhodes Scholars.
This year, some of his engagements included speaking at the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Women’s Justice Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also delivered talks at the Young President’s Organization in Mexico, the Trade Union Leaders’ Meeting in Milan, Italy, as well as the Peace and Justice Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sometimes, his journeys take him even further. Arun has spoken in Croatia, France, Ireland, Holland, Lithuania, Nicaragua, China, Scotland and Japan. Also, he is a very popular speaker on college campuses. In the past year, he spoke at, North Dakota State University, Concordia College, Baker University, Morehouse College, Marquette University, and the University of San Diego.
Arun is very involved in social programs and writing, as well. Shortly after Arun married his wife Sunanda, they were informed the South African government would not allow her to accompany him there. Sunanda and Arun decided to live in India, and Arun worked for 30 years as a journalist for The Times of India.
Together, Arun and Sunanda started projects for the social and economic uplifting of the oppressed using constructive programs, the backbone of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. The programs changed the lives of more than half a million people in over 300 villages and they still continue to grow. Sunanda died in February of 2007 and the family is working to establish a school in poorest rural India in her name.
Arun is the author of several books. The first, A Patch of White (1949), is about life in prejudiced South Africa; then, he wrote two books on poverty and politics in India; followed by a compilation of M.K. Gandhi's Wit & Wisdom. He also edited a book of essays on World Without Violence: Can Gandhi’s Vision Become Reality? And, more recently, wrote The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the Wife of Mahatma Gandhi, jointly with his late wife Sunanda.