Gandhi: Image and Reflection
Who is Gandhi amidst the thousands of images of him? Course focuses on the writings of, and the popular imagery about, one of the most inspirational figures of modern times, who evoked Einstein’s awe and shaped Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Considers Gandhi’s experiments and journeys across South Africa and India to understand his ideas of justice, method of civic protest, and way of living-with-others. First part of course studies Gandhi’s autobiography and other key writings. Second part analyses Gandhi-centered visual culture (comic books, cartoons, films, monuments) and global influence. Aims to understand visually why Gandhi has become a legend and how he is within our reach. One course.