Satyagraha in Action

Applying Gandhi's Principle of Non-Violence Today

Monday, April 21, 2008

"Can an opera make us warriors for peace?" That’s a question you may have noticed on posters around town. It’s part of the advertising campaign for the Met’s current production of "Satyagraha," an opera by Philip Glass. Now if you’re unsure how to answer that question, you might want to attend a series of talks and events around town this month exploring this Gandhian notion. The literal translation from Sanskrit is "truth force" and for Gandhi it meant social change through non-violence. And while the theory and ideas of satyagraha are being discussed, some New Yorkers are debating the ideas on a more practical level. Reporter Amanda Aronczyk has more.

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