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Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: The man who chronicled Gandhi

Mahadev Desai joined Gandhi at 25 as his secretary. He died, imprisoned with the Mahatma, at age 50. Throughout that time, he maintained diaries that offer a rare insight into the mind of the most secular leader India has seen.

Gandhi with Mahadev Desai (right) at the All India Congress Committee meeting in Bombay, August 8, 1942, the day that the Quit India resolution was moved.(National)
Gandhi with Mahadev Desai (right) at the All India Congress Committee meeting in Bombay, August 8, 1942, the day that the Quit India resolution was moved.(National)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 08:05 PM IST

Birla House: A visit to the Mahatma

Formerly the house of noted industrialist Ghanshyam Das Birla, the home where MK Gandhi spent his last 144 days is now a museum. Everything about the place memorialises the Mahatma

Gandhi, a day before his assassination at Birla House, New Delhi.(National Gandhi Museum)
Gandhi, a day before his assassination at Birla House, New Delhi.(National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 08:00 PM IST

‘I kept feeling that Bapu would wake up any minute’: Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, the eldest of four children of Devadas and Lakshmi Rajagopalachari (the daughter of C Rajagopalachari), spoke about her father’s stint in Hindustan Times, her grandparents, and the changing face of Delhi.

Tara Bhattacharjee at her residence in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT)
Tara Bhattacharjee at her residence in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 05:44 PM IST

Gandhi Jayanti: A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

On January 30, 1958, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Mahatma’s passing, a young clergyman who was using Gandhian methods in America wrote an article for Hindustan Times on why India’s Father of the Nation belonged ‘to the ages’.

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr stands next to a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in his office in 1966.(Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries)
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr stands next to a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in his office in 1966.(Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 05:41 PM IST

Hindustan Times and the Mahatma

When Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi inaugurated the Hindustan Times press in 1924, he knew it was time for a paper that reflected the sentiments of millions of Indians and their shared national agenda.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi inaugurated the Hindustan Times press in 1924.(KK Chawla/HT Archives)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi inaugurated the Hindustan Times press in 1924.(KK Chawla/HT Archives)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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