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Gandhi’s Last Message

Gandhi’s Last Message Gandhi . . . had wanted to avoid the country’s partition. Failing in that, he engaged himself in preventing the division of hearts, emphasising that even as the country had been divided, the hearts must not be divided. Also knowing that if the hearts had not been divided, the country could never…

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Mahatma Gandhi and Congress on Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom

Mahatma Gandhi and Congress on Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom There are several ‘myths’ pertaining to modern Indian history and India’s struggle for independence. While some of these myths were created by the colonial state itself to weaken the ongoing independence movement, some of them were constructed out of vested political interests in post-independence India. One such…

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Gandhian Engagement with Capital

Gandhian Engagement with Capital These days, much is being written and spoken about Gandhi’s thoughts. However, I have a feeling that very little space is given to  his economic views. Recently, Chaitra Redkar, HoD, Political Science at SNDT University, Mumbai has contributed a wonderful book on this subject, Gandhian Engagement with Capital: Perspectives of J.C….

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Setting the Record Straight on Gandhi and Race

Setting the Record Straight on Gandhi and Race Was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi a racist? This question is being asked afresh in light of the removal of a Gandhi statue in Ghana. The petition that led to the statue being taken down quoted several statements made by Gandhi. Notably, however, they all date from his early…

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Gandhi and Communal Harmony

Gandhi and Communal Harmony Indian society is going through difficult times. In the name of religion horrific violence is going on. In this violence, innocent people get killed and generally those guilty of violence are not punished. This violence is possible due to the hate which has been created in society, hate against religious minorities….

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The Music of Humanity

The Music of Humanity One of the most famous anti-fascist films is Charles Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, which subjected Hitler’s fantasies of global domination to withering satire. Less well-known is his first post-war movie, Monsieur Verdoux (1947), about a genial family man who makes a living by marrying and murdering wealthy widows. Upon being caught,…

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Gandhiji and Empowerment of Women

Gandhiji and Empowerment of Women Woman is more fitted than man to make exploration and take bolder action in nonviolence. There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men. Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is…

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Gandhi’s Final Fast

Gandhi’s Final Fast Recently I was asked to write a couple of lectures for undergraduate students on the significance of Gandhi and communalism. When I began writing the lectures, which were supposed to be written very simply, I realised that I was not being true to the task of trying to bring across something important…

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Gandhi, Marx and the Ideal of an ‘Unalienated Life’

Gandhi, Marx and the Ideal of an ‘Unalienated Life’ In your famous essay “Gandhi, the Philosopher”, you were making a fresh reading of Mahatma Gandhi as a philosopher. In your own words you were “struck by the integrity of his ideas”. What do you mean by “integrity” in Gandhi’s ideas?   That essay was written…