Tehran Islamic encyclopedia center to commemorate Gandhi

October 1, 2017

TEHRAN – The Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia in Tehran is scheduled to commemorate Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule, in a meeting this evening.

Indian Ambassador Saurabh Kumar and Iranian scholars, including Dariush Shayegan and Mostafa Mohaqqeq-Damad, will deliver speeches on Gandhi’s genuine belief in pacifism at the session that will begin at 5 p.m.

A number of Gandhi’s books will also be exhibited on the sidelines of the meeting, which has been organized with support from the Persian literary monthly Bokhara and the Embassy of India.

Photo: A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi

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