Gandhi’s legacy - Where is India headed? (2/2) | DW Documentary

Channel 6, Documentary Jason Clay 13 August 2022

India, the world’s largest democracy, turns 75. With his special brand of non-violent resistance, Mahatma Gandhi paved the way for the country’s independence. He campaigned for a pluralistic, secular state and equal opportunities for all. What remains of those ambitions, today?

How far as India distanced itself from the ideals of equality and non-violence espoused by Mahatma Gandhi and other founding fathers? How are democracy, human rights and social justice faring today - and where is India headed?
These are the questions that form the basis for this film’s narrative. The film focuses on people still working today to keep Gandhi’s ideals alive - a challenge, as contemporary reality is often a world away from those goals. Taken together, their stories form a mosaic representing the multi-faceted nation that is India.

A nation marked by stark poverty and great wealth. On the one hand blighted by Hindu nationalism, violence against women and overwhelmed by major environmental problems. On the other, India fosters great geopolitical goals and has an ambitious space program. Although discrimation on the basis of caste is banned by the constitution, the country continues to marginalize certain sections of its population; children continue to be exploited in urban brickyards; and indigenous populations are driven from their land to make way for corporate development. At the same time, India is a highly spiritual place with a rich cultural history; a nation that comes up with innovative, critical and creative responses to all manner of problems. Both films in this two-part documentary explore the intersections of these colliding worlds - brought to life through personal stories.

Contemporary accounts of India frequently look to the past, when the foundations were laid for the world’s largest democracy. One person in particular who was able to build a bridge between the past and the present is Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, who was murdered in 1948. Arun lived with his grandfather for many years and relates personal anecdotes from that time. He captured his grandfather’s ideas in a well-respected book ("The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi”) and draws comparisons between India’s recent history and its current predicament.

The Indian academic and globalization critic Vandana Shiva sees a vast chasm between Gandhi’s ideals and the modern reality. Her stance is unequivocal: civil disobedience is necessary to this day.

Part 1: https://youtu.be/fO-bgE1pkyQ

#documentary #dwdocumentary #Gandhi #India #IndianIndependence
______

DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary.

Subscribe to:
⮞ DW Documentary (English): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumentary
⮞ DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental
⮞ DW Documentary وثائقية دي دبليو (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia
⮞ DW Doku (German): https://www.youtube.com/dwdoku
⮞ DW Documentary हिन्दी (Hindi): https://www.youtube.com/dwdochindi

For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610
Follow DW Documentary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/
Follow DW Documental on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwdocumental

We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G

What do you think?

Welcome to FaithFood.Tv

All the best thought-provoking films that I have seen are kept here, at FaithFood.Tv Please share these quality videos with your friends and loved ones who are yet to encounter the Lord. Sharing the Gospel videos through the platform of FaithFood.Tv allows the viewer to further select other great Gospel material of their own choice to help satisfy that hunger for Jesus, which only comes through the hearing of the WORD! Fulfill a calling today, with a few simple clicks of a button. Your Host; Da Funky - Vangelist

Music Videos By, Jason Clay (AKA) Da Funky - Vangelist

Search

Latest Release By, Jason Clay (AKA) Da Funky - Vangelist (Subscribe)!

World News