ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Tavistock Square Gandhi and the War on Terror, War on Non-violence

Gandhi's statue at Tavistock Square dates back to the 1960s but in the wake of the recent bomb attacks in London, its presence has a somewhat ironical significance. That a proponent of non-violence could provide an answer to violence seems ominously fitting, but what Gandhi divined about colonialism - that it is a 'pact' between the coloniser and the colonised - is something that can shed light on the modern culture of violence, which in some perverse way has come to link perpetrator and victim alike.

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