gandhi 150 years on]
Rohini Hattangadi played the character of Kasturba Gandhi in Richard Attenborough’s legendary 1982 film, Gandhi. Hattangadi revisits her memories of working in this iconic cinematic adaptation of his life.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Gandhi’s swaraj meant self-sufficiency at the village level, dependent largely on agriculture. Today’s information age, however, offers new avenues and aspirations. Champaran and its surroundings remains a labour sink for the country and beyond.
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 09:58 PM IST
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi widened the meaning of satyagraha to indicate an ethical attitude to the business of life. He even set the criteria for self evaluation for those who wished to follow this path. But the Mahatma’s true genius lay in the way he projected values like truth and non violence to the realm of mass politics.
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 05:54 AM IST
Bombay was where Gandhi made public speeches at mill compounds, where the supporters included elite families, shopkeepers, women and students.
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 08:11 AM IST
An indefatigable Gandhi. A generous Bombay. Together, they created a synergy that changed the course of history, for it is here that the first nationwide Non Cooperation, and Quit India movements were launched.
Published on Sep 22, 2019 01:44 AM IST
The men and women who — within the government, or as part of the Opposition and civil society — carried forward Mahatma Gandhi’s work. They humanised power and held it to account. They fought for economic self-reliance, equality and religious pluralism.
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 10:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Ramachandra Guha
RSS has tried to disassociate itself from Godse and Hindu Mahasabha. Senior functionaries of RSS contest claims of those who accuse ideological mentor of the BJP for being antithetical to Gandhian philosophy.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:38 PM IST
New Delhi | Smriti Kak Ramachandran
Gandhi’s appeal coupled with his secular ideology has been a convenient recipe for the communists to follow. But during the years of the freedom struggle, his philosophy was criticised by communists.
Published on Sep 19, 2019 10:56 PM IST
New Delhi | Saubhadra Chatterji
Gandhi’s integration of a sympathy so wide that it resonated with inner voice of millions with an individuality so vigourous that it facilitated the fearless carrying out of his decisions, made him in the words of the German philosopher Nietzsche’s hoped for leader of the future: “a Roman Caesar with the heart of Jesus Christ”
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:31 PM IST
New Delhi |Sudhir Kakar
Not only did Tamil and Telugu speakers form a big part of MK Gandhi’s support base in South Africa, but both the Madras Presidency and the princely state of Travancore were central to his anti-untouchability agenda.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Chennai |TR Vivek
For a start, Gandhi internationalised the India question, a question the British preferred to view as a domestic dispute, one that might amicably be settled within the Empire, rather than scandalously pasted, like some sordid divorce case, across newspaper headlines around the world.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Gandhi’s stay in London as a student had a big influence on him. Historians have noted his struggle with securing vegetarian food, joining the Vegetarian Society; and imbibing the value for the rule of law that laid the foundation for his later battles against segregation and discrimination.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, London | Prasun Sonwalkar
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi decided, in the same year that Harilal was born — and in the face of several adverse circumstances — to go to London to become a barrister.
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Mohandas described his departure for London: “…Last but not least, came the leave-taking with my wife. It being contrary to custom for me to see or talk to her in the presence of friends, I had to see her in a separate room.
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 01:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times will run a series of articles from September 16 to October 2 to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times |HT Newsroom
Starting today and culminating on October 2, HT will have articles, reports on MK Gandhi: 150 Years On
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 06:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Mahatma Gandhi disliked the term “passive resistance” as it suggested passivity for what was in fact an active form of civil protest. He believed that they were fighting for truth and devised the term “satyagraha”.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:53 PM IST
The metaphor of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s Dandi march is potent. But the facts are no less powerful. A trek of 385.6-km.
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Paramita Ghosh