India Files: Gandhi in Denmark 
Reflections, History, Future


Gandhi never visited Denmark, but his ideas did. His non-violent struggle against imperialism, practice of civil-disobedience, the eternal quest for truth, and the search for a sustainable way of human existence struck a deep chord in Denmark. These are the modern foundations upon which Indo-Danish bilateral relations have continued to evolve. In this symposium, we will revisit the forgotten connections forged between India and Denmark via Gandhi at the beginning of the 20th century. We will also reflect how these connections might shape the bilateral relations in the 21st century.

2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi.


  • HE Ajit Gupte, Ambassador of India to Denmark
  • Steen Folke, Former Senior Researcher, DIIS
  • Sofia Deria, Country Manager, Non-Violence Project Denmark
  • Ravinder Kaur, Director, Centre of Global South Asian Studies, ToRS, UCPH

Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 15 onwards
Venue: Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Building 10, Faculty of Humanities - 3rd floor meeting room (10.3.28)

Snacks and drinks will be served after the event.

All are welcome - please register here no later than 4 February.

India Files is a series of conversations on policy and politics with a special focus on India-Denmark bilateral relations.