måndag, mars 03, 2008

Gandhi

In Sweden we now for the first time have a full scale biography about Mahatma Gandhi.
It's written by the author Zac O'Yeah and it's said to be both entertaining and deeply serious in its outlining of the life and work of Gandhi.

It's 60 years since Gandhi died and he seems to be more topical than ever and his work is said to have been carried on by persons like Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi.
I think though that it's important to face the fact that it's not always a succesful route, using the non-violence method. It depends on in what historical perspective one look at this question.

It's interesting - or rather regrettable - to see that a work of this kind in our mother tongue (Swedish) is presented six decades after the death of a person of such importance as Gandhi.
Why is Sweden always up to date and sometimes ahead of other nations when it comes to technic and inventions of that kind but concerning the humanistic topics we are always far behind?
There are historic answers to that but this might come up in another blog comment later on.



(Photo Zac O'Yeah by the table copied from: http://varabangalore.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p1130504.jpg?w=500&h=375)
(Photo cover book copied from: http://www.zacoyeah.com/_/rsrc/1244981598622/Home/books/mahatma/Mahatma.jpg)

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