In this episode – Explorer Rajan Nazran along with theatre actor and social activist Rajesh Gopie, plunge into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin in South Africa. In this special 3-part podcast, the pair meet with Ela Gandhi, a peaceful activist who discusses the big issues facing South Africa and her extraordinary life in pursuit of positive change. In part 2, we look at the issues surrounding racism, the riots that took place in South Africa, and how it shaped her as a person.
About Ela Gandhi:
Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. She is a South African peace activist and was a Member of Parliament in South Africa from 1994 to 2004, where she aligned with the African National Congress party representing the Phoenix area of Inanda in the KwaZulu-Natal province. She was also very close to Nelson Mandela.
About the Global Indian Series:
Rajan Nazran is the chief chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable global community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.
Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express, OWM, Manager, ABC and many more.
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Episode: 11 Part 2
Presenter – Ela Gandhi
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Manan Pandya
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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