Gandhi's Life and Thought

In concert with the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project's selection for 2003, Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution, by Mark Juergensmeyer, the University Library is displaying photographs and texts related to Gandhi's life and thought.

These fifty images, entitled, Mahatma - Images of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, are on loan to the Campus Community Book Project from GandhiServe, a charitable foundation which aims to spread the ethics of nonviolence by disseminating information about Mahatma Gandhi, and popularizing his life and works.

Along with the photographs are displayed bibliographic sources used in Mark Juergenmeyer's book.

These collateral readings are used by Juergensmeyer to focus and magnify the implications of Gandhian thought. The conversations Juergensmeyer develops between these voices and Gandhi explore the power of moral action and nonviolence to bring about social change.

The University Library is holding a reception for this Photographic Exhibition in the Shields Library Courtyard on October 29, 3:30 - 5:30PM. Please join us.

This display was designed by Librarians Michael Winter and David Michalski of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department with the help of Jane King and Karen Roth from the Campus Community Book Project. More information about the University of California, Davis Campus Community Book project can be found at