Comments on 'Ahimsa and the ethics of caring: Gandhi’s spiritual experiments with truth via an idea of a vulnerable human body'
Keywords:Disability, gandhi, kamdhenu, leprosy, caring, khadi, attachment, queer, self-hood, non-violent
This is a commentary on a paper that was read during the 52nd reading group session of the CDSI (Critical Disability Studies in India) on 18th July 2020. The paper that was taken up was a slightly older manuscript version of the paper “Ahimsa and the ethics of caring: Gandhi’s spiritual experiments with truth via an idea of a vulnerable human body” by Hemachandran Karah, published in a volume titled Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging resistance, during the session are identified in different colours and by the name of the person who made the comment in square brackets right at the beginning of a particular comment. After incorporating all the relevant comments made by the group members, we sent the paper with comments to the author of the paper for their comments, to be published in the next issue of the journal. The version below therefore contains several interruptions/ interpretations by the members of the CDSI group.
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