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Satyagraha in South Africa

Gandhi’s views and writing as a young lawyer in a nation torn by apartheid continues to be the most bitterly contested part of his legacy with a growing cohort of activists and academics coming to see Gandhi as not liberating but as a racist who looked down on local residents.
Mohandas Gandhi (center) sits with co-workers at his Johannesburg law office in 1902.(National Gandhi Museum)
Mohandas Gandhi (center) sits with co-workers at his Johannesburg law office in 1902.(National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 06:17 AM IST
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HT Picks: New Reads

This week’s interesting reads includes a book that teaches you to tackle rejection, one that looks at Bangladesh at 50, and a literary biography of MK Gandhi
This week’s list of good reads includes one on moving on from rejection, another on Bangladesh at a crucial juncture, and a literary biography of MK Gandhi.(HT Team)
This week’s list of good reads includes one on moving on from rejection, another on Bangladesh at a crucial juncture, and a literary biography of MK Gandhi.(HT Team)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 08:33 PM IST
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Congress sends R-Day gift to PM Modi; Tharoor slams ‘Jinnah logic’ in CAA

<p>The Indian National Congress party took a jibe at the Prime Minister on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day. The Congress tweeted a screenshot of an online order and said that it had sent a copy of the Constitution to the PM to be read once he has some time off from 'dividing the country'. At a Republic Day event, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recited the Preamble to the Constitution, a trend common to many anti-CAA protests across the country. Meanwhile, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor claimed that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was driven by 'Jinnah's logic' and not MK Gandhi's.</p>

The Indian National Congress party took a jibe at the Prime Minister on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day. The Congress tweeted a screenshot of an online order and said that it had sent a copy of the Constitution to the PM to be read once he has some time off from 'dividing the country'. At a Republic Day event, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recited the Preamble to the Constitution, a trend common to many anti-CAA protests across the country. Meanwhile, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor claimed that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was driven by 'Jinnah's logic' and not MK Gandhi's.

Updated on Mar 18, 2020 12:16 PM IST
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Gandhi, Ambedkar and the 1932 Poona Pact

The 1931 Poona Pact shaped India’s Dalit political representation, and its implications are felt even in today’s parliamentary elections. At the heart of it lay a fundamental difference in their points of view. While Gandhi saw untouchability as a social issue, Ambedkar understood caste as a political one
The impact of MK Gandhi’s principled resistance to BR Ambedkar’s political demand for separate electorates for the so-called depressed classes lives on.(HT image)
The impact of MK Gandhi’s principled resistance to BR Ambedkar’s political demand for separate electorates for the so-called depressed classes lives on.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 05:39 PM IST
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131 years on, ‘Gandhi’ returns to relive first stay in London

The venue – 8 Northumberland Avenue – is no longer a hotel. But in 1888, it was one of the few grand places to stay in London.
Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam addressing the event in the Victorial hall where Gandhi would have had his first breakfast on British soil in September 1888.(HT Photo)
Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam addressing the event in the Victorial hall where Gandhi would have had his first breakfast on British soil in September 1888.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 12:09 AM IST
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Champaran satyagraha turned into social reform

Gandhi established an ashram-school on land donated by a local priest, Baba Ram Narayan Das, which opened on November 20, 1917, a week after establishing a similar foundation school in Barharwa Lakhansen village 135 km away.
A view of Gandhi's ashram set up in 1917 at the time of the Champaran movement in Bhitiharwa.(Sanchit Khanna/HT)
A view of Gandhi's ashram set up in 1917 at the time of the Champaran movement in Bhitiharwa.(Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 01:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNeyaz Farooquee

The five Gandhis

One of the ways in which the Dravidian social reformer challenged Brahmanical domination in politics, education and administration in Tamil Nadu was to agitate against caste surnames.
Indian software developer and Cricketer Kaushik Gandhi poses for a picture at his residence in Chennai(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Indian software developer and Cricketer Kaushik Gandhi poses for a picture at his residence in Chennai(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 01:11 PM IST
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Champaran: India’s first Satyagraha

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.
An outside view of Bapudham Motihari Railway station, a historical place for the start of Satyagraha movement by Mahatma Gandhi, at Motihari, Bihar.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
An outside view of Bapudham Motihari Railway station, a historical place for the start of Satyagraha movement by Mahatma Gandhi, at Motihari, Bihar.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 09:58 PM IST
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ByNeyaz Farooquee

A novel form of political protest

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.
Days after breaking the Salt law on April 6, 1930, Gandhi toured the villages around Dandi and addressed gatherings, speaking about the importance of satyagraha, and the need for civil disobedience.(Alamy stock photo)
Days after breaking the Salt law on April 6, 1930, Gandhi toured the villages around Dandi and addressed gatherings, speaking about the importance of satyagraha, and the need for civil disobedience.(Alamy stock photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 05:54 AM IST
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Gandhi’s Bombay days in Mumbai

Bombay was where Gandhi made public speeches at mill compounds, where the supporters included elite families, shopkeepers, women and students.
Mahatma Gandhi at Juhu Beach, Bombay, May 1944 (Alamy Stock Photo)
Mahatma Gandhi at Juhu Beach, Bombay, May 1944 (Alamy Stock Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 08:11 AM IST
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Mahatma Gandhi 150 years on: Reportage, opinions and iconic photographs to bring the Mahatma alive

Hindustan Times will run a series of articles from September 16 to October 2 to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
Archival photo of Mahatma Gandhi , outside 10 Downing Street, London, 3rd November, 1931.(Getty Images)
Archival photo of Mahatma Gandhi , outside 10 Downing Street, London, 3rd November, 1931.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 09:09 PM IST
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Mahatma Gandhi: In memory of the greatest Indian ever

Starting today and culminating on October 2, HT will have articles, reports on MK Gandhi: 150 Years On
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)
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 Jun 30, 2020 06:06 AM IST
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