Dennis Dalton, Barnard College professor emeritus, will give the talk, "Gandhi and the Calcutta Fast," on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
Dalton will speak about how Gandhi urged forgiveness of British atrocities following the Amritsar massacre of 1919 and then through his Calcutta fast for religious unity in 1947. He will also reference similar acts of forgiveness by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1956 during the Montgomery bus boycott.
egarded as a leading authority on the thought and leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and civil disobedience, Dalton was the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University, from 1969-2008. He earned a doctorate from the University of London, a master's from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's from Rutgers University.
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