on 'Satyagraha' by Mahatma Gandhi
Portrayed by Dr.
studying Law and being enrolled as an Attorney at Law, Gandhi found his first
real test of the application of law in
. There he soon discovered that the legal recourse to resolving conflicts was
not only very expensive and time consuming but also a poor solution to the root
cause of the conflict. Though he had never been trained as a mediator, he
applied his 'common sense and personal appeal' to resolve the case in hand by
arranging and monitoring a mediation between the adversary parties. And since
that time Gandhi tried to resolve most of the conflicts through 'mediation and
appeal to the human conscience'. But when Gandhi encountered a case of conflict
for which recourse to the court of law became 'impossible', he developed a novel
technique which he called, 'Satyagraha'. It addressed the root cause of the
conflict and when applied properly, it brought a permanent solution to the
conflict. Slowly but steadily Gandhi evolved the principles and practice of
Satyagraha as a Science, and applied it to every situation of conflict. It was
mainly because of the application of Satyagraha that the British Empire granted
and remained a friend. And this feat was achieved without the use of any gun or
an army and with minimum loss of lives and resources.
Sinha has studied most of Gandhi's writings (over 50,000 pages) as well as
numerous books and articles written on Gandhi (including on the topic of
Satyagraha); and he does a remarkable portrayal of Lectures
by Mahatma Gandhi. He appears dressed exactly like Mahatma Gandhi
- with baldhead, wearing loin clothes, steel-rimmed glasses and tire-sandals and
walking with a bamboo staff, and speaks in first person, as if Gandhi himself
had come to speak to the particular group on the particular occasion. See 'Shall
Sinha in Gandhi's Character ' Slides and notice the
Mahatma Gandhi Dr. Sinha has spoken at many conferences, academic institutions
and church and leadership programs. In every case the impact on the audience has
been simply profound.
is an excellent tool for resolving any conflict; and Lectures on 'Satyagraha' by
Mahatma Gandhi helps the listeners understand the basics of the principles of
Satyagraha and offers them an opportunity to clarify their personal doubts
related to the feasibility of its application in their own cases. And a good
understanding of Satyagraha fosters the building of a Culture of Peace in the
community, in the nation and in the whole world.
information on Dr. Sinha's background, reviews, clients, publications etc. see www.ssinha.com.
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