Prof. Samir Iqbal, Electrical Engineering, was invited by the Library to choose an item to add to the Library's collection on the occasion of their Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.
Prof. Iqbal chose The Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer, Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1988.
Prof. Iqbal's remarks on this item:
"When I was about 22 years old, I read this and my perspective on life changed. My parents and their parents were born in a British colony with little to no self-governance. We were second-class citizens in our own land. Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent philosophy, determination and love for the down-trodden gave him a compelling character. He not only stood eye-to-eye with the "masters" towards the freedom of the land but also undertook hungerfasts to protect vulnerable communities during the tumultuous times of the indian sub-continet partition. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or as he is close to our heart as bapu, or dad, had impact on millions of lives and is still a source of inspiration."