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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A Mahatma In An Imam

Before starting for Naokhali, Gandhi wrote an aesthetically beautiful line on his perspective on the art of dying: “As it is, all die, but one has to learn by practice how to die a beautiful death. The matter will not be settled even if everybody went to Naokhali and got killed”.

Re-opening probe into Mahatma Gandhi's death a futile exercise: SC

Mahatma Gandhi assassination: Supreme Court dismisses plea for re-investigation

“We are not prepared to accept the fourth bullet theory propounded by the petitioner. We consider the petitioner’s attempt to reopen this controversy as an exercise in futility,” a bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said.

Re-opening probe into Mahatma Gandhi's death a futile exercise: SC

SC dismisses plea for re-investigation into Mahatma Gandhi assassination case

In January, senior advocate Amarendra Sharan — who was appointed amicus curiae in the case — had said there was no need for a fresh probe.

Re-opening probe into Mahatma Gandhi's death a futile exercise: SC

Rare signed photo of Gandhi alongside Madan Mohan Malaviya auctioned for $41,806

The photo dates to a period in which Gandhi, suffering from pain in his right thumb, opted to write with his left hand, a temporary inconvenience that lasted from August 8 to December 19, 1931.

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After Lenin, Periyar, Mookerjee, now Gandhi statue vandalised in Kerala’s Kannur

The news comes at a time when there have been multiple instances of statue vandalisation across the country started after Lenin’s statue was razed in Tripura by BJP supporters.

Gandhi's letter about Jesus up for sale

Mahatma Gandhi’s original letter on Jesus Christ up for sale

Typed in faint ink and with a bold, unaffected signature, the letter was part of a private collection for the past several decades and is now being sold by the Pennsylvania-based Raab Collection.

Nathuram Godse’s play sparks controversy in Vadodara

According to organiser Vikram Manekar Manekar, the Vadodara show is already set to run to a packed house as the tickets are sold out. “There is no way that we will cancel the show,” he said.

Congress protests against Nathuram Godse’s play in Vadodara

When contacted, organiser Vikram Manekar, who runs the famous library Vikram Vachnalaya in Vadodara, denied that the play aimed to defame Gandhiji.

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BHU students object to play ‘glorifying’ Nathuram Godse, file complaint

In the complaint the students alleged that the play glorified Nathuram Godse, who was sentenced to death for assassinating Gandhi, and amounts to sedition.

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Mahatma Gandhi assassination: Documents from US show larger conspiracy, SC told

Pankaj Phadnis, a trustee of charitable trust Abhinav Bharat, told a bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao that the documents were banned in India and sought permission to file them in court

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Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination as art: The many shades of death

Historian Sumathi Ramaswamy’s ongoing project studies in great detail the way in which visual and material culture has kept alive the dying moment of the Mahatma.

Highlights – Mahatma Gandhi death anniversary: President Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute at Rajghat on Martyrs’ Day

Highlights – Mahatma Gandhi death anniversary: Gandhi’s journey in India began in 1917 by launching Satyagrah from Champaran, Bihar in what is known as the first non-violent resistance to the British rule.

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The Homeless Gandhi

To remember Mahatma Gandhi is to reflect on the meanings of home and dispossession

From Yarn to Yardage

Seventy years after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, textile designers on why khadi — his adopted fabric — needs to go beyond the barriers of subsidies, and work towards collaboration

Jaipur Lit fest: Mahatma Gandhi was casteist and racist, says US-based writer Sujatha Gidla

“He really wanted to preserve the caste system, and why he paid lip service to the upliftment of untouchables is because Hindus needed a majority against Muslims for political representation in the British government,” Sujatha Gidla said.