Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, is regarded as the Father of Nation. Gandhi was a social reformist and leader of Indian Independence Movement who introduced the idea of non-violent resistance called Satyagrah. Gandhi was born in Gujarat and studied law at the Inner Temple, London. After organising a civil disobedience movement for Indians living in South Africa, he returned to India in 1915. In India, he set out on a train journey to different parts of the country trying to understand problems of farmers, peasants and urban labourers and organising protests for them. He assumbed the leadership of Indian National Congress in 1921 and rose to become its most prominent leader and an iconic figure in Indian politics. He organised the Dandi Salt March in 1930 and Quit India Movement in 1942. He also worked for the upliftment of untouchables and have them a new name 'Harijan' meaning the children of God. Gandhi also wrote extensively for various newspapers and his symbol of self-reliance - the spinning wheel - became a popular symbol of Indian Independence Movement. Gandhi played a key role in pacifying people and averting the Hindu-Muslim riots as tensions rose before and during the partition of the country. He was shot dead by Nathuram Godse on January 31, 1948.
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Gandhi House in South Africa launches ‘Satyagraha House Tea’

“Our products are a symbol of ingenuity, traditions of African people, our brand and company ethos resonates strongly with Gandhi’s message of Satyagraha – a force that is generated through adherence to Truth,” said Yswara’s founder and CEO Swaady Martin.

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Sabarmati Ashram: A century witnessed

The Ashram tells us about one man’s dedication, determination and ideals but also reminds us of the road we still need to traverse in order to realise Gandhiji’s dream of an India free from injustice.

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Modi comes out of the closet with Israel

As the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, Modi shows he is ready to break with the past and de-hyphenate the relationship with Palestine

One cannot give Mahatma Gandhi any random name: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

The former IAS officer and West Bengal governor was speaking to schoolchildren on the occasion to mark Sabarmati Ashram’s 100 years.

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Thoughts of the ‘chatur bania’, at Sabarmati ashram

Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram on the Sabarmati river has been witness to a hundred years of change and progression, even if some other political forces want to shape it in their own image.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter ‘deeply hurt’ by Amit Shah’s remark

The BJP chief had dubbed Mahatma Gandhi as a “bahut chatur baniya”, a reference to his mercantile caste, sparking a political row with the Congress and other opposition parties demanding an apology from him

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Fact checking Amit Shah: Yes, Congress had an ideological basis and it was neo-Hinduism

When the Congress was formed in 1885, its immediate motive was not independence. Rather its intent was to form a political arm that would mediate between the British authorities and the demands of the Indians.

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Apologise for Gandhi remark: Congress to Amit Shah

The Congress called Shah a “power trader” and demanded an apology from him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The CPI and CPM said Shah’s comments were “derogatory” and showed “contempt for Gandhiji”

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Gandhi would have laughed at Amit Shah’s ‘chatur baniya’ description, says grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi

The former West Bengal governor said that the remark has been made by Shah in ‘utter tastelessness’ and it reveals the hidden mischief behind the remark.

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Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi unethical, should apologise: Mamata Banerjee

The CM further added, “Gandhiji is the father of the nation and he is an icon of the world. No one should think that he can say anything only because he is in power”, she said.

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Mahatma Gandhi was ‘chatur baniya’, Congress mere “special purpose vehicle” for freedom: Amit Shah

Mahatma Gandhi couldn’t do that, but now some people are completing the task of dissolution of Congress, the BJP chief added in an apparent jibe at the present Congress leadership.

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Congress slams Amit Shah for ‘insulting’ Mahatma Gandhi, freedom struggle; demands apology

Reacting to Shah’s comments, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Saturday, “He (Amit Shah) has insulted freedom fighters and Mahatma Gandhi.”

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Amit Shah on Mahatma Gandhi: ‘Bahut chatur baniya tha… he could presage Congress’ bleak future’

BJP President Amit Shah was speaking to a collection of “eminent persons” of Chhattisgarh, on the second day of his three-day trip to the state, with a view to strengthening the party before elections in late 2018.

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The gift of anger: Mahatma Gandhi’s lessons to his grandson

Mahatma Gandhi’s fifth grandson Arun Gandhi’s latest book ‘The Gift of Anger’ throws light on several important lessons and principles that the author learned from his grandfather.

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His idea of trusteeship needs to be revisited in times of growing inequality