Introduction by Edward Curtin

Today India, a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, nearly a fifth of the world’s population, is a nuclear armed state ruled by leaders who have vociferously rejected the non-violent legacy of Gandhi, the leader of India’s independence movement and the Father of the Nation.  When he was assassinated on January 30, 1948, his death sent shockwaves especially throughout the Hindu and Muslim worlds because his mighty efforts to create peace between them were stilled.  Today, India and Pakistan and the whole world live with its implications and the nuclear weapons brandished by leaders devoted to violence as a means of control and the method for resolving disputes.

Nevertheless, the spirit of Gandhi’s non-violent experiments with truth live throughout the world in individuals and groups intent on de-nuclearizing the world and resolving conflicts non-violently.

The writer and peace-activist James Douglass, a guide to such experiments with truth and author of many books on non-violence and the meaning of political assassinations, including his profound JFK And The Unspeakable: Why He Died & Why It Matters, recently travelled to Gandhi’s home district in Indiaand delivered the following talk in conjunction with the translation into Gujarati by Gandhi’s great-great-granddaughter, Sonalben Parikh,of his book, Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment With Truthby YanjaPrakashan(“Sacred Fire”) publisher.His important talk begins 26:58 minutes into the following video, after initial remarks about the book in Gujarati by Sonalben Parikh.


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