Mahatma 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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Audio podcast: Riding roughshod over India’s history
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Ashraf Engineer September 11, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer What is it about the Narendra Modi government wanting to turn national monuments into Disney-like theme parks? Even as protests against the makeover of...
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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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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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Sedition law an imperial legacy, a tool of subjugation
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Tushar Gandhi April 2, 2021 What is the sedition law? Indian Penal Code, 1860, 71 [124A Sedition] Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred...
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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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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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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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