WVU College of Law
This Article examines the 1982 film Gandhi. Although it took factual liberties with Gandhi's life, Professor DiSalvo concludes that it accurately conveyed Gandhi's dedication to self-suffering and philosophy of non-violence. The Article analyzes excerpts from the film which illustrate Gandhi's five fundamental beliefs on the spirituality and politics of suffering. Those beliefs are in suffering as a weapon, as empowerment, as self-interest, as propaganda, and as reconciliation. The film Gandhi also masterfully introduced millions to Gandhi's life, message, and legacy.
Original Publication Title
Oklahoma City Law Review
Digital Commons Citation
DiSalvo, Charles R., "Gandhi: The Spirituality and Politics of Suffering" (1997). Law Faculty Scholarship. 10.
Charles DiSalvo, Gandhi: The Spirituality and Politics of Suffering, 22 Okla. City L. Rev. 51 (1997).