Spinning Wheel Birthday: An MP3 from the Metta Center

October 2nd marks Gandhi’s birthday, which he wanted to be known as “‘Spinning Wheel’ (charkha) Birthday”. In the following, short 6 minute MP3 clip, Metta Center Director Stephanie Van Hook talks with Gandhi scholar Michael Nagler. He explains why Gandhi designated his birthday in this way and explores some of the key strategic insights that the spinning wheel and constructive program reveal about how nonviolence is successful. This MP3 is part of a longer series we are produced on Gandhi’s legacy. Click on the grey arrow below to listen (a player will come out).


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