Non-violent approach
  1. Why did Gandhi use a non-violent approach? Was his goal political or a spiritual/religious one?
  2. Discuss possible non-violent approaches to other modern day conflicts. Do non-violent peaceful protests work? Provide examples.
  3. For the first time since India gained independence from Britain in 1947, both the newly elected president, Ram Nath Koving, and his opponent, were from the dalit community, also knowns as “untouchables”. What does it say about social changes in India? Are there any equivalent to the “untouchables” in Western culture?

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