Co-presented with the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART & IDEAS and the JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. Gandhi Before India (Knopf), the first part of acclaimed Indian scholar and author Ramachandra’s massive undertaking, is the occasion for this evening. The author of numerous varied works, including an environmental history of India, an award-winning social history of cricket, and the much-praised India After Gandhi, he is here with this new work that has been many years in the making. “In Gandhi Before India, Ramachandra Guha, one of the subcontinent’s most influential historians, has set himself the revisionist task of challenging this Indo-centric self-portrait of the Mahatma, not merely cleaning the family portrait, but uncovering a new backdrop … Guha’s impressive monograph challenges the Gandhi legend as it was portrayed in, for instance, Richard Attenborough’s Oscar-winning film … [in] this ground-breaking study.” – Robert McCrum, The Guardian. Free admission. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is at 1400 East Prospect in Seattle’s Volunteer Park. For more information, please call Elliott Bay at 206.624.6600 or see www.seattleartmuseum.org.