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*Vaishnava Janato: Gandhi and Narsi Mehta's Conception of the Ideal Person

Vaishnava janato

A recent trip to Porbandar and Rajkot, where Gandhi spent his adolescent years, set me thinking yet once again about his religiosity.  Much like nearly everything else in his life, Gandhi’s religion defies easy description. 1,277 more words

The Politics Of Indian Culture

Book Fair: Nithyananda, Godse books at stalls on spirituality

(New Delhi, Feb 18, 2015) Books by controversial self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda and about Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse are among the plethora of titles that can be found at the stalls selling works on spirituality at the ongoing Delhi World Book Fair. 334 more words


Godse Statues - No threat to anything

Last week I wrote about how Mahatma Gandhi was a true revolutionary. Once I did that, how could I leave Nathuram Godse behind?  After all this is a man who has been completely defined by his act of violence against Mahatma Gandhi.   231 more words


67 years ago today, this is how the world's press mourned Gandhi's assassination

On Jan. 30, 1948 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, in Delhi.

The 78-year-old Gandhi was attacked while he was on his way to attend a prayer meeting at Birla House in the national capital.  794 more words

Confronting Gandhi’s Ghost

” I imagine you believe that he was for the most part adored; in fact he was hated and he is still hated today. Hatred is still alive in India and he died of it. 1,270 more words


Mahatma’s Murder: An experiment with Godse’s truth - Virendra Parekh

“Killing Gandhiji was a great tactical blunder. If Gandhiji had not been killed, he and Congress leaders would have been held answerable for their failure to avoid partition. 2,503 more words


Meerut ka Mandir

Achche din aane wale hai
Bhumi pujan has already started.
Just wait a little while, my dear friend.

Rubbles from Ayodhya,
Fire from Manoharpur’s burnt station wagon. 116 more words