45 Years of Resurgence magazine: An exhibition at the Nehru Centre

45 Years of Resurgence magazine: An exhibition at the Nehru Centre

Front cover of the joint Resurgence and Ecologist issue, Nov/Dec 1974

To celebrate 45 years of independent publishing Resurgence is holding an exhibition at the Nehru Centre in London, from 01 to 12 Oct 2012.

The exhibition

This exhibition tells the Resurgence story in words and pictures — an exploration of a pioneering magazine focusing on environmental issues, the arts and spirituality, which has been edited by Satish Kumar for over 35 years. So, come along and find out more about the history of Resurgence — the ideas and inspiration, the writers and artists behinds it’s creation and our vision for the future following the merger with the Ecologist.

The venue

We are delighted that The Nehru Centre is hosting this unique exhibition on behalf of Resurgence.

The Nehru Centre (TNC) acts as the cultural wing of The High Commission of India in the UK. Established in 1992, it is regarded by ICCR as its flagship cultural centre abroad, and has, over the years, emerged as a premier institution engaged in India’s cultural interface with UK.

The Centre organises a wide range of cultural events on its premises, showcasing Indian music, dance and theatre, besides a range of activities aimed at strengthening and deepening the intellectual dialogue between the two countries, including exhibitions, lectures, illustrated talks, book launches, film screenings, workshops, seminars and round tables.

Gandhi in the Twenty First Century

A talk by Satish Kumar, 03 Oct 2012 • 19:00

To coincide with the exhibition, Satish Kumar will be giving a talk at The Nehru Centre.

Satish Kumar, who has lived in the UK for over 40 years, will talk about Gandhi in the here and now and his relevance to the twenty first century. Satish, is an Indian editor, who has edited the prestigious Resurgence magazine, for almost 40 years. Throughout his life he has been inspired by the philosophy of Tagore and Gandhi. Satish has spent many years building bridges between Indian and British cultures and says: “When the world is facing economic, environmental and spiritual crisis, the answers lie in the wisdom of Gandhi. Gandhi is an embodiment of balance and harmony without damaging the environment.” Satish Kumar, short biography

A former Jain monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the Global agenda for change for over 50 years. Inspired by the example of the British peace activist Bertrand Russell, Satish embarked on an 8,000 mile peace pilgrimage; carrying no money, he walked from India to America, via Moscow, London and Paris, to deliver a humble packet of ‘peace tea’ to the then leaders of the world’s four nuclear powers. In 1973 Satish settled in the UK taking up the post of editor of Resurgence magazine, a position he has held ever since, making him the UK’s longest-serving editor of the same magazine.

How to get there

The Nehru Centre
8 South Audley Street



The nearest tube stations are Green Park: Jubilee, Victoria, Piccadilly lines or Hyde Park Corner: Piccadilly line only and Bond Street: Central and Jubilee lines.


There are frequent buses running from Victoria Station. You require buses headed towards Marble Arch (73, 436) and you should get off opposite the Hilton Hotel, cross over the main road and head towards South Audley Street.

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The Resurgence Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (5821436) and a charity registered in England and Wales (1120414). The Resurgence Trust publishes Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, Resurgence.org, ResurgenceEvents.org and TheEcologist.org to promote ecological sustainability, social justice and spiritual values.

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