Thursday, January 25, 2018

Gandhi on Cultural Appropriation

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be closed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.

– one of the quotations carved on the Gandhi statue on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

Of course, Gandhi was widely traveled and highly educated, which strongly correlates with cosmopolitan thinking.

I can't help but wonder about the opinions of many of his more mundane and provincial followers, who never had such advantages. To some, it may well have seemed to be a terrible storm to be shut out, rather than a gentle breeze to be welcomed in.