Home-rule and the Critique of Modern Society

On Thursday 20 October, 17-19 SASA continued its Fika Without Borders series with a lecture by Erik Ringmar, Senior lecturer in Department of Political Science at Lund University. He held a lecture entitled: “Home-rule and the Critique of Modern Society”. 

Photos from: Lund University and Wikipedia

Photos from: Lund University and Wikipedia

In his Hind Swaraj, Mohandas Gandhi was sharply critical of modern society as foisted upon India by the British. Yet this critique of modern society was itself quite a staple of conservative, romantic and reactionary thought in Europe itself. In his talk Erik Ringmar explored this connection, reflecting on the meaning of ‘home-rule.’

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After the lecture, an Indian “Poha” inspired snack was served, prepared by some of the members of SASA.

Venue: the basement floor at Lund University External Relations (ER) building, Stora Algatan 4, Lund.

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Fika Without Borders events were popularised by participants in the ”Social Innovation in a Digital Context (SIDC)” programme at Lund University 2013. The concept comes from the belief that a coffee table gathering can bring together people from all over the world. SASA has held these Fika Without Borders events once a month since 2013, and each time the focus has been on one of the eight South Asian countries.

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