Gandhi

All Indians Matter In-Depth – Kastur: In Gandhi’s Shadow, His Guiding Light
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Ashraf Engineer February 22, 2022 There has been much research and conversation about Gandhi and his impact on India and the world but  not as much effort has been devoted to his first disciple and the greatest influence on him...
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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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Turning the other cheek requires more courage than Gandhi-haters can fathom
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Tushar Gandhi November 18, 2021 Once again there are concerted attacks on Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi), to demean the freedom movement and insult freedom fighters. Who is doing it is insignificant. What must be realised is that it is orchestrated and...
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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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Gandhi at Independence – Part 2: ‘From today, you have to wear the crown of thorns’
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This is the conclusion of a two-part series on how Gandhi spent the days leading up to Independence and just after. Tushar A Gandhi August 15, 2021 Delhi was lit up and preparations to usher in India’s freedom were in...
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Gandhi at Independence – Part 1: ‘As long as my faith burns bright, I shall be alive in the grave’
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This is the first of a two-part series on how Gandhi spent the days leading up to Independence and just after. The second part will be published tomorrow. Tushar A Gandhi August 14, 2021 August 1947 A correspondent from Hyderabad...
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Why should the state regulate marriages?
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Tushar Gandhi July 8, 2021 One would never have thought that with who you fall in love with or marry would matter to anyone but the couple and their immediate families. But, like everything else in ‘New’ India, even this...
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When Gandhi saw the India of his dreams in Malerkotla
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Tushar Gandhi May 21, 2021 Not surprisingly, the Punjab government’s decision to carve out a separate Malerkotla district has upset Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The reason is obvious: Muslims make up the majority in Malerkotla. It’s enough to...
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