Gandhi

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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How Gandhi’s relationship with Bengal was pivotal for India
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Tushar Gandhi, May 14, 2021 “Jodi tor dak shune keu na ase tobe ekla cholo re!” Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Mohandas Gandhi – Bapu – shared a long and close relationship with Bengal. It began in December 1901. Mohan had returned,...
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Hate and violence in India, Part 1: A ‘He, Ram’ list
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This is the first of a three-part series on communal strife and hate crimes in India. The series will comprise two columns and a podcast. Tushar Gandhi February 22, 2021 It’s been 73 years since Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by...
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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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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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