Partition

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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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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India’s unending pandemic of hate
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Tushar Gandhi June 24, 2020 Hate has been a human trait forever. Hate is unique – it destroys the hater much more than the object of hate. Anger is a manifestation of hate, Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) said that anger is...
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