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Title Gandhi, God's eunuch produced and directed by Elizabeth Dobson
Published 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  954.035092 Dob/Gge  2008/08/11  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 52 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Series Compass
Compass (Television program)
Contents Copyright notice: Commonwealth of Australia. Copyright Regulations. 1969. Warning
Summary Examines the controversy which surrounded Mahatma Gandhi's life and activism, particularly his personal commitment to celibacy. Central to his creed of passive resistance was his belief that male sexuality is the cause of violence in the world. Gandhi sought to overcome such evils through celibacy and spiritual purity, so that his body could be a political vehicle of non-violence. It became the key to his campaigns against injustice and his struggle to bring about a peaceful independence to India. But, in his 70's he shocked even his closest supporters by sleeping naked with his 17-year-old grand niece to test his celibacy. Testing his celibacy was vital, if Gandhi was to neutralise his sexuality and become 'God's eunuch' as he put it. In his final years, Ghandi's dreams of a peaceful transition to independence were shattered, when widespread communal violence between Hindus and Moslems led to partition in 1947. Ghandi himself was assassinated the following year. His experiments had failed to transform the country he loved, but his spiritual purity and his message of non-violence endured as his legacy to India and the world
Notes Off-air recording of the ABC-TV program broadcast 25/03/07. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968
Off-air recording of ABC1 broadcast August 11, 2008. Copied under Part 5a of the Copyright Act. (VDU copy)
'Juniper [for Channel] 4.'
Credits Editor, Elliot McCaffrey
Performer Presenter, Geraldine Doogue ; narrator, Shyama Perera
Notes Rated: PG
First released [London] : Channel Four Television Co., c2007
DVD ; PAL ; Region 0
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Gandhi Mahatma, 1869-1948
Diet -- India
Nationalism -- India
Passive resistance
Political ethics
Sexual ethics -- India
Statesmen -- India -- Biography
Medicine, Ayurvedic
India -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Author Dobson, Elizabeth
McCaffrey, Elliot
Doogue, Geraldine, 1947-
Perera, Shyama
Channel Four (Great Britain)
ABC-TV (Australia)