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Protesting farmers, the satyagrahis amongst us
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Tushar Gandhi, December 3, 2020 A hundred years after two of the most crucial pre-Independence farm satyagrahas lead by Mahatma Gandhi, the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 and the Kheda Satyagraha in 1918, India is witnessing another major farmer satyagraha. It...
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100 years on, time for another Non-Cooperation Movement
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Tushar Gandhi November 7, 2020 2020 marks the centenary of the Non-Cooperation Movement, which began on September 5, 1920. Before that, the country had erupted in protest against the Draconian Rowlatt Act imposed by the colonial rulers. The Rowlatt Act...
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This Gandhi Jayanti, get up, stand up
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Tushar Gandhi October 2, 2020 Civil disobedience is the inherent right of a citizen; they dare not give it up without ceasing to exist. – MK Gandhi, Young India, January 5, 1922 We are celebrating the 151stth birth anniversary of...
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Dalit lives don’t matter – they never have, they never will
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Tushar Gandhi August 4, 2020 “There is an ineffaceable blot that Hinduism today carries with it. I have declined to believe that it has been handed to us from immemorial times. I think that this miserable, wretched, enslaving spirit of...
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Don’t hang Gandhi for crimes he did not commit
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Tushar Gandhi July 8, 2020 There is a growing demand to remove Mahatma Gandhi’s statues from public places – the latest in Leicester (pictured above). I have never been a promoter of the cult of statues. I believe that the...
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The India of Bapu’s dreams: rural enterprise, a Gandhian innovation
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This is the second of a three-part series on the country Mahatma Gandhi dreamt of Tushar Gandhi March 9, 2020 What is rural enterprise? Ask this question and nine out of 10 answers will be “agriculture” or “horticulture” or “animal...
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