Using And Abusing Gandhi – Ramachandra Guha

(In this article the author tries to awaken Indians to what Gandhi really was and what we should learn from him. He explains the futility of bashing the West for all our cultural and economical ailments. Instead, he wants Indians to take what is good from the West and leave the rest even citing examples of countries like Japan and Singapore who have not let … Continue reading Using And Abusing Gandhi – Ramachandra Guha

Gandhi’s Human Touch – A Lecture by Professor Madhu Dandwate

(Very often Gandhi was considered a very stern and uncompromising individual, one who was not willing to tolerate weaknesses in himself as well as others.Some thought him to be inhuman in his quest for freedom and perfection.In his lecture Professor Dandwate gives us ample incidences whereby one realizes that there was a very humourous and humane side to Gandhi.The authenticity of the incidents enumerated by … Continue reading Gandhi’s Human Touch – A Lecture by Professor Madhu Dandwate

Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh : A Clash of Ideology – Jai Narayan Sharma

Abstract Great men of all generations have been anxious about improvement of the lot of human beings. But how to realize it remains a formidable task for e very age. Even though the goal is similar, the means to achieve the goal can differ. And this difference in approach can generate a lot of controversy. This is precisely what happened between Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar … Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh : A Clash of Ideology – Jai Narayan Sharma

Beyond Doubt- A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assasination

The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on 30 January 1948 was a declaration of war and a statement of intent. For the forces who conspired in the killing, the act was a declaration of war against the secular, democratic Indian state and all those who stood to affirm these principles, as well as an announcement of a lasting commitment to India as a ‘Hindu Rashtra’. It … Continue reading Beyond Doubt- A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assasination

Gandhi on secular law and state – Anil Nauriya

Gandhi and Nehru had differences. But they had strong mutual synergies on vital issues.   Gandhi and Nehru had differences. But they had strong mutual synergies on vital issues. BEFORE THE mid-19th century, the term secular was sometimes used with contempt. For the clergy, in particular, it was almost a synonym for the uninitiated or “ignorant”. The term was sought to be popularised in its … Continue reading Gandhi on secular law and state – Anil Nauriya

Gandhi Murder and Role of RSS: Debate Continues – Ram Puniyani

  Last week (March 2014) Rahul Gandhi in an election campaign meeting said that ‘RSS people killed Gandhiji and today their people and BJP talk of him…They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji.” In a reaction to his statement RSS has lodged a complaint with election commission. This is not the first time that Rahul Gandhi has made such a statement; on an earlier occasion also … Continue reading Gandhi Murder and Role of RSS: Debate Continues – Ram Puniyani