“Mahatma Gandhi and Social and Religious Pluralism in South Asia” by Ramachandra Guha.

Distinguished historian Ramachandra Guha gave a talk at the U Thant House on "Mahatma Gandhi and Social and Religious Pluralism in South Asia”. The event was co-hosted with the Embassy of India and marked the anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi (30 January 1948). Ramachandra Guha is the author of several award-winning and best-selling books, most notably "India after Gandhi" and “Gandhi before India”. Ramachandra Guha spoke about Mahatma Gandhi's life in South Africa and India, his views on pluralism, his legacy, and the history of pluralism in South Asia since independence. Dr. Thant Myint-U, in his introductory remarks, touched on the perhaps lesser known ties between Mahatm

2016 U Thant Memorial Lecture: “Climate Change and the Rise of Asia” by Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh, an Internationally acclaimed author, gave the 2016 U Thant Commemorative Lecture at U Thant House. The lecture entitled “Climate Change and a Rising Asia” examined Asia’s distinctive role in the history of global warming and the bearing this has on today’s politics of climate change. It was a sweeping, multi-layered, and thought-provoking talk which was followed by a lively discussion. The commemorative lecture marked the birth-anniversary on 22 January of former UN Secretary-General U Thant. Dr. Thant Myint-U, Chairman of the U Thant House, gave introductory remarks on the life and legacy of U Thant. This was the first memorial lecture to be held at U Thant House since its re

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