The Revolutionary Violence of Aurobindo Ghose in India’s Independence Movement

Lecture by Ted Ulrich

Date & Time:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m


Free and open to the public


Iversen Hearth Room (room 340), Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN

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Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo Ghose

Ted Ulrich, Ph.D. (photographer: Mark Brown)

Ted Ulrich, Ph.D. (photographer: Mark Brown)

This is the second 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 Aurobindo, a key early leader of the movement who thought that independence should be achieved by any means possible, and used Hindu religious themes to support this.

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.

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