Gandhi

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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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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