The Early Days of India’s Independence Movement and Its Religious Dimensions
Lecture by Ted Ulrich
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Tuesday, Nov 5, 12:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m
Iversen Hearth Room (room 340), Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN
Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo Ghose
This is the first lecture in a series of three by Ted Ulrich titled (Non)Violence and Religion in India’s Independence Movement. The series focuses on the history of violence and nonviolence in the early phases of India’s independence movement, with special attention on religious influences (Hinduism and Christianity in particular). This lecture focuses on the early days of the movement, in which India’s political intelligentsia wanted to cooperate with British rule, rather than resist it. Later, a fiery, younger group would emerge that would use cultural and religious themes, calling for an immediate break with Britain.
Ted Ulrich, Ph.D., is professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas. He specializes in the study of Christian-Hindu dialogue and the religions and cultures of India. He has taken eight trips to India for teaching and research. Four of these trips were study abroad courses for St. Thomas students. His most recent trip was for ten months, and was sponsored by the Fulbright Scholar Program. Click here to read more about Professor Ulrich’s teaching and scholarship.
Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center.