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Salt March: Then & Now

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Professor Presbey will present a photographic overview of the religious diversity of contemporary India, based on her travels. Then she will lead us back in time, to 1930, to Gandhi’s Salt March, describing his march, the path, the goals he had in mind, the participants. She will share how a key goal was to unify the people of different religions of India as well as goals of religious reform and social justice. She will look at recent commemorations of the Salt March, asking questions of how the lessons of the Salt March are appropriated today. She will share her own experience on the 75th anniversary of the Salt March, marching with others along the original route. She will refer to recent commemorative marches and museums at Dandi, asking the question, would Gandhi approve of the millions of dollars (rupees) being spent on these commemorative activities? Generously sponsored by Anthology of Farmington Hills.

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