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From the Archives: ‘Cow is cheaper to keep than buffalo', writes Mahatma Gandhi

“As a layman, I have always hazarded the opinion that the cow is cheaper to keep at any rate in the long run”, Mahatma Gandhi wrote in Harijan.

Mahatma Gandhi said,
Published on Oct 01, 2023 08:36 AM IST

‘Hindu-Muslim unity an integral part of Indian nationhood’, says Gandhiji at AMU

Gandhiji said that Sir Syed Ahmed rightly regarded the Hindus and Mohamedans the two eyes of a fair maiden.

Mahatma Gandhi said he had known from his very boyhood that Hindu Mohamedan unity was an integral part of Indian nationhood.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 01, 2023 08:33 AM IST

‘Emulate Sita and Savitri, be courageous’, Gandhi's advice to Hindu women

Gandhiji also told Hindu women- because they enjoyed more freedom than their Muslim sisters- to mix with Muslim women so that mutual understanding might grow.

Gandhiji with Sarojini Naidu to break the Salt law.(HT file)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 08:05 AM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi on ‘right’ way to deal with Hitler

“I am certain that if Chamberlain suggests to the powers simultaneously to disarm, this heroic act would open Herr Hitler's eyes and disarm him" Gandhi said.

Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler.
Published on Sep 30, 2023 08:12 PM IST

Gandhiji on child marriages, dowry and untouchability

Gandhiji said there should be no possibility of child widows. He was averse to child marriage.

Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel at the AICC meeting in Mumbai. (HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:57 PM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi on how caste Hindus can help Harijans

Gandhiji said,"The first thing is for everyone to understand the implications of the removal of untouchability in his or her own life".

Mahatma Gandhi collecting donations for the Harijan Fund (Assam), circa 1945. Beginning the late 1930s, Gandhi was also signing his photographs for auctioning, so that money raised could be used for the Harijan movement. “Do rupiya ek bar”, he [Gandhi] would say, the floor price is two rupees,” writes Ramachandra Guha in ‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World.’ (National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:58 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘No room for communalism in Congress’, says Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhiji said that while they were engaged in trying to quench the fire of communal strife in their own country, they must not forget their countrymen abroad.

Mahatma Gandhi with Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Interview: Gandhiji reveals why he chose Wardha

Mahatma Gandhi said,"Gujarat's too commercialised for doing spade work with a better prospect of success than elsewhere in this direction".

Mahatma Gandhi selected Wardha as the headquarters of his activities in connection with rural industries revival.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:13 PM IST

‘Treat Harijans as your brothers’, Mahatma Gandhi's advice to students

One student said that as their fathers were government servants, they were afraid to join the anti-untouchability movement, not political work.

Mahatma Gandhi seen collecting funds for Harijans in Assam, January 1946. Assam was unsure about her own political future; the air was also thick with communal polarisation. When the British Cabinet Mission plan created a political imbroglio, Gandhi sided with Assam and asked the people to remain steadfast. ()(Courtesy: National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:14 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Banish untouchability from hearts’, appeals Mahatma Gandhi

An earnest plea for the removal of untouchability was made by Mahatma Gandhi speaking during evening prayers.

Mahatma Gandhi said in the City of Bombay they (Harijans) could not find quarters in respectable localities
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:14 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Improper to question efficacy of non-violence’, says Gandhi

“Today, irreligion is stalking the country in the name of religion”, Mahatma Gandhi said.

Scenes during Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Salt March. This march on foot to the sea coast at Dandi, on the eve of the Salt Satyagraha, 1930.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:15 PM IST

From the Archives: Gandhiji deplores disappearance of Swadeshi

Gandhiji reminded the audience of how a pile had been made of foreign cloth in the early days of the movement and a huge bonfire was made of costly saris etc

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi at a Charkha demonstration in New Delhi in April 1946. For Gandhi, the charkha was a symbol of self-reliance(Underwood Archives/ Getty)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:21 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘No Swaraj without unity’, says Gandhiji

Gandhiji, replying said, he saw unfortunately the political atmosphere in India was becoming surcharged with distrust and suspicion.

He repeated that there can be no swaraj for India without the willing cooperation and unity between Hindus and Muslims and that such unity was bound to come sooner or later
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:52 AM IST

From the Archives: ‘Charkha is a symbol of non-violence’, says Gandhiji

Years ago when Gandhi first started talking of 'charkha,' he did not know that it was still a living industry in Punjab and some parts of Gujarat Kathiawar.

A 1964 photograph of Gandhi taken by Margaret Bourke White shows him reading clippings with a charkha in the foreground.(Photo courtesy: National Gandhi museum)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:06 AM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi on value of ‘ahimsa’, hard discipline

"The greatest enmity requires an equal measure of ahimsa for its abetment”, Mahatma Gandhi said.

Mahatma Gandhi in Bihar after the 1934 earthquake. (Ht file photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:59 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Dominion in action’, says Mahatma Gandhi

"I can wait for Dominion Status Constitution" writes Mahatma Gandhi in Young India.

Mahatma Gandhi with Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:50 PM IST

From the Archives: Gandhiji on the meaning of independence

“In a well-ordered democratic society there is no room, no occasion for lawlessness or strikes”, Mahatma Gandhi said.

Updated on Sep 29, 2023 11:41 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Treat minorities fairly’, Gandhi's advice to Hindus

“The British will make of us two nations and that with a flourish of trumpets. Is that to be the parting shot? I hope not”, Mahatma Gandhi said.

Mahatma Gandhi in Noakhali, Assam, during the Partition riots of 1947. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:26 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Driving out Muslims will ruin Hinduism’, says Gandhiji

Gandhiji expressed sorrow at the recrudescence of trouble in Delhi, even though it was on a very minor scale.

Gandhiji said the Government of India should protect the Muslims in the country(AP file)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:16 PM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi pays tribute to Bose

But Mahatma Gandhi would not forget that it was Subhas Babu who knew no provincialism nor communal differences.

Mahatma Gandhi said Hinduism regarded all religions as worthy of respect. Subhas Babu was, in his opinion, such a Hindu.
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:07 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘No place for English in free India’, declares Gandhiji

The proper and unrivalled place of English was as an international medium, Mahatma Gandhi added.

Gandhiji dealt with a letter in which the correspondent had said that he was painfully surprised to hear from Gandhiji's lips that it hurt him to continue to receive letters in English
Published on Sep 29, 2023 10:47 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Treat bomb-thrower with pity’, says Mahatma Gandhi

Hinduism could be saved only by Gandhiji's method. Gandhiji had practised Hinduism from early childhood.

Mahatma Gandhi said no one should look down upon the misguided youth who had thrown the bomb,(Wikipedia)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:28 AM IST
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