Arun Gandhi: Few names in world history evoke powerful images of integrity, courage, social harmony, and hopeóas the name Gandhi does.
Arun Gandhi was born in apartheid-era South Africa, at the age of 12 he was sent by his parents to stay with his grandfather, the legendary spiritual leader, Mahatma K. Gandhi, during a turbulent period in Indiaís struggle from independence. Viewing firsthand the effects of his grandfatherís national campaign for liberation through nonviolent means, he was set on a course for life.
After leading successful projects for economic and social reform in India, Arun came to the United States in 1988 to complete research for a comparative study on racism in America. In 1991, Arun and his wife, Sunanda, founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, headquartered at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. His goal to foster an understanding of nonviolence as taught by his grandfather has become a reality through workshops, lectures, and community outreach programs.
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