'Encounters with Truth'


Set amidst the sights and sounds of India, with original music by Hariprasad Chaurasia, this film is a profile of Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. In his capacities as journalist, author and member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament, Rajmohan’s message and example confronts corruption, caste prejudice and religious intolerance. He says of his grandfather, ‘his struggle has to- be continued, the evils he fought have to be fought… I would like to- accept that challenge'.

Screened at the Cannes and Nyon Film Festivals; Honorary Mention at the American Film and Video Festival; screened in the ‘Spring Series’ at the New York Museum of Modern Art.

This 40-minute film, made in 1991, is available from FLTfilms via the link below.

An article about the film can be found via the second link below.

New book

Researched in India, Pakistan and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rajmohan Gandhi's latest book narrates a 240-year story of what old-timers know as undivided Punjab, beginning with the 1707 death of Emperor Aurangzeb and ending with the 1947 division into West Punjab and East Punjab. More