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Demon or demon-slayer? How we see Gandhi says a lot about ourselves
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Tushar Gandhi October 6, 2022 Recently, a Durga Puja pandal built by the Hindu Mahasabha in Kolkata portrayed Mahatma Gandhi as Mahishasura dying at the hands of Durga. As desired, it got a lot of notoriety and global publicity for...
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India @ 75: no candles for Bilkis, no tears for Indra, no solidarity with Sayema
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Tushar Gandhi September 2, 2022 India celebrated 75 years of Independence recently. The occasion was branded as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and expertly marketed. It was a momentous milestone, one to be proud of and celebrated. At the same time,...
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Our hate will destroy us
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Tushar Gandhi January 10, 2022 Hate is growing. It does not bode well. We see hate between religious groups, ideological groups, nations and races. Hate, unfortunately, seems to have become second nature for people. Seeds of hate were sown in...
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Gandhi never asked Savarkar to pen mercy pleas; the Sangh is trying to falsify history
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Tushar Gandhi October 18, 2021 Many untruths have been propounded to justify Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s murder. They have been repeated so often that people have started believing them. This is a time-tested strategy used by the Sangh Parivar to falsify...
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Heroism and compassion amid the horrors of Partition – Part 2
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Bibi Amtus Salam ending her 26-day fast after the signing of the peace pledge in Sirandi. Photo credit: MK Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence This is the final installment of a two-part series on the acts of courage, which symbolised the...
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Heroism and compassion amid the horrors of Partition – Part 1
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Mahatma Gandhi (above) surveying a post-riot scene in the aftermath of Partition. Photo credits: Gandhi Research Foundation This is the first installment of a two-part series on the acts of courage, which symbolised the syncretic heritage of the subcontinent, amid...
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A selective commemoration of Chauri Chaura: The rewriting of the Freedom Movement by the Sangh
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Tushar Gandhi March 19, 2021 Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the centenary commemoration of the Chauri Chaura incident – a year in advance. Interestingly, last year was the centenary of the Non-Cooperation Movement –the first non-violent Satyagraha for freedom...
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Why the RSS needs to invent a Sanghi Gandhi
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Tushar Gandhi, January 12, 2020 The book released by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The ideology that murdered Mahatma Gandhi is now desperately attempting to bastardise his principles. On January 1, 2021, Mohan Bhagwat, the supremo of the Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangh...
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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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