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A 1920 photo of the group of students and teachers, including Zakir Husain (third row; second from left) who started Jamia Millia Islamia with Lala Lajpat Rai (second row, holding a cane).(Courtesy: Jamia Premchand Archives & Literary Center)

100 years of Jamia Millia Islamia: Institute with roots in national struggle

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:33 PM IST
On October 29, 2020, JMI turns 100, and from temporary quarters in an ashram to operating out of a set of tents for four years, the educational institution today has five schools with nine distinct faculties, 39 departments and 30 centres that educate over 21,000 students of various religious, caste, and class affiliations.
A still from Richard Attenborough’s film, Gandhi (1982).
A still from Richard Attenborough’s film, Gandhi (1982).

Gandhi Jayanti Special: The shades of Gandhiji on celluloid

Hindustan Times | By HTC
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 11:55 AM IST
On Gandhi Jayanti, we take a look at few films which delved into the different sides of Mahatma Gandhi.
The historical trial of Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Shankarlal Ghelabhai Banker, editor, and printer and publisher respectively of Young India, on charges under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code was held on Saturday, 18th March, 1922, before Mr C. N. Broomfield. J.CS., District and Sessions Judge, Ahmedabad.(HT File photo)
The historical trial of Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Shankarlal Ghelabhai Banker, editor, and printer and publisher respectively of Young India, on charges under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code was held on Saturday, 18th March, 1922, before Mr C. N. Broomfield. J.CS., District and Sessions Judge, Ahmedabad.(HT File photo)

When Gandhi stood trial for sedition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times republishes a piece from the supplement titled ‘Statement at the great trial of 1922’, which details the events of the year when the Father of the Nation was tried under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code — the sedition charge — for causing disaffection against the colonial government.
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)

Satyagraha in South Africa

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 06:17 AM IST
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.
After training in law and clearing the London bar, Gandhi turned his sights to South Africa, then a British colony. He migrated in 1893 to work for the offices of Dada Abdulla and Company.(Getty Images)
After training in law and clearing the London bar, Gandhi turned his sights to South Africa, then a British colony. He migrated in 1893 to work for the offices of Dada Abdulla and Company.(Getty Images)

Gandhi: A determined chronicler

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 05:05 AM IST
Gandhi’s own experience with apartheid, the system of racial segregation institutionalised by the colonial authorities against the Black and other non-White populations (including brown-skinned Gandhi) was a rude awakening for the 24-year-old.
Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkummar Rao’s Swades and Newton are among the two best films about one’s love for the country.
Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkummar Rao’s Swades and Newton are among the two best films about one’s love for the country.

Independence Day 2020: From Gandhi to Uri, a selection of all-time great patriotic films

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:18 AM IST
On Independence Day today, we bring you a selection of films that hold up the idea of India. From the brawny Uri: The Surgical Strikes to the gentle Swades that asks you what you can do for your country.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at a memorial at Gandhi Smriti, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at a memorial at Gandhi Smriti, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Mahatma Gandhi was a staunch Hindu, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 10:51 AM IST
Bhagwat also said that those who are responsible for fostering movements in the current scenario that turned violent are neither held responsible nor do they make amends.
The court acquitted Savarkar in the Gandhi murder trial. But he did inspire those who think the assassins were right(HT Photo)
The court acquitted Savarkar in the Gandhi murder trial. But he did inspire those who think the assassins were right(HT Photo)

Gandhi and Savarkar’s Bharat Ratna

PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:34 PM IST
There is a Savarkar who deserves it. There is a Savarkar on whom it will sit deeply troubled
On Gandhi Jayanti 2019, here is a primer on men who have played Gandhi onscreen including Ben Kingsley, Dilip Prabhavalkar and Naseeruddin Shah.
On Gandhi Jayanti 2019, here is a primer on men who have played Gandhi onscreen including Ben Kingsley, Dilip Prabhavalkar and Naseeruddin Shah.

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: When Ben Kingsley, Naseeruddin Shah, Annu Kapoor played the Mahatma onscreen

By Nivedita Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is one of the most popular historical characters to be featured in films. On Gandhi Jayanti, a look at actors who have played the Mahatma onscreen.
Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2019: This year India will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation.(Getty Images)
Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2019: This year India will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation.(Getty Images)

Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Best Wishes, Quotes, Images, Messages, Whatsapp and Facebook posts to share on October 2

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Neharika Prakash
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 12:41 PM IST
Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Here we have a few inspiring wishes you can send to your near and dear ones to celebrate Bapu’s birth anniversary.
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)

131 years on, ‘Gandhi’ returns to relive first stay in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 12:09 AM IST
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.
For Gandhi, character was the key criterion for public service(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)
For Gandhi, character was the key criterion for public service(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)

The Mahatma’s legacy for the world, writes Venkaiah Naidu

By M Venkaiah Naidu
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 07:26 PM IST
His views on public service, development, rural empowerment, and social evils are relevant today
It was well-known that there was no difference between his individual faith and social objectives. The Noakhali episode is a living example of this(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)
It was well-known that there was no difference between his individual faith and social objectives. The Noakhali episode is a living example of this(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)

The man who can never be killed, who will live on

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Gandhi’s embrace of mass politics, ability to weave faith and social objectives, and tolerance set him apart

1915-16: A tour of the homeland

Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 01:07 PM IST
In India, however, Gandhi was advised by his mentor Gopalkrishna Gokhale — a freedom fighter who belonged to the ilk of Moderates within the Congress — to tour India for a year before embarking upon any political work.
Mahatma Gandhi entering GD Birla’s Packard, a 2016-2018 oil on canvas by artist Atul Dodiya.
Mahatma Gandhi entering GD Birla’s Packard, a 2016-2018 oil on canvas by artist Atul Dodiya.

Artists who’ve kept Gandhi alive on canvas, in raga & with bronze

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2019 04:54 AM IST
Besides his love for bhajans and a brief period during his early years in England when he took ballroom dancing classes, cultural activities seemed to be an indulgence that had no place in Gandhi’s austere world view.
Mahatma Gandhi flanked by Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru (standing behind him) with officers of the Indian National Army in Delhi, April 1946.(HT Archive)
Mahatma Gandhi flanked by Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru (standing behind him) with officers of the Indian National Army in Delhi, April 1946.(HT Archive)

Mahatma’s memorials in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:40 PM IST
Hidden history: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi visited the city 80 times. But New Delhi, where he spent the last 144 days of his life and was cremated, continues to remember him in unexpected ways.
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)

A novel form of political protest

By Venu Madhav Govindu
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 05:54 AM 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.
Woman demonstrators during Quit India movement 1942(Alamy Stock Photo)
Woman demonstrators during Quit India movement 1942(Alamy Stock Photo)

A winning combination

By Usha Thakkar and Sandhya Mehta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2019 01:44 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.

Watch: Retracing the historic Dandi March on Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 10:33 AM IST
As the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, famously known as Mahatma Gandhi and the Father of the Nation, approaches, Hindustan Times retraces his steps on the historic Dandi March.
Kasturba Gandhi, 1915. Courtesy National Gandhi Museum.
Kasturba Gandhi, 1915. Courtesy National Gandhi Museum.

Kasturba, on her own terms

UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 01:10 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.
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)

Mahatma Gandhi: In memory of the greatest Indian ever

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:06 AM IST
Starting today and culminating on October 2, HT will have articles, reports on MK Gandhi: 150 Years On
At the age of 70, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi weighed 46.7 kg.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
At the age of 70, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi weighed 46.7 kg.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Mahatma Gandhi was healthy but underweight, show health records

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 07:05 AM IST
Gandhi walked around 18 km, or 22,500 steps, every day for over 40 years, and covered a total of 79,000km for his campaigns between 1913 and 1948.
After a gap of three years, the Indian Railways will make a comeback to the Republic Day parade on Saturday with its tableau depicting Gandhi’s life journey.(HT Photo)
After a gap of three years, the Indian Railways will make a comeback to the Republic Day parade on Saturday with its tableau depicting Gandhi’s life journey.(HT Photo)

Railways to showcase Gandhi’s journey in this year’s R-Day tableau

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 09:13 AM IST
The tableau will also display 3D images of a bullet train, likely to be operational in India by 2022, and Train 18, billed as the fastest train in the country.
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