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Mahatma Gandhi

Memories of Champaran

Tufail Ahmad

Despite its vital historical role in the freedom movement, Champaran has been reduced to history textbooks

Where Gandhi Became the Mahatma

This village, where Gandhi put satyagraha to test for the first time in India, was until recently a crime haven. Signs of recovery are visible now

An Equal Faith

Gandhi used a temple agitation in Kerala to make it a larger movement for independence. The shrine of Shiva, an architectural marvel, continues to attract believers and nature lovers

Where the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row

When Indian soldiers defended what God abandoned and risked their life in the faraway fields of the First World War a century ago

Arundhati Roy’s ahistorical fiction

How the novelist in her simplistic rhetoric on caste got Gandhi wrong

My Name is Gandhi

For Amrita Gandhi, being Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter is as casual a fact of life as the Rs 30,000 she’s not entirely sure of spending on redoing her couch. She admires Bapu’s frugality, but it so happens that her calling in life turned out to be tracking the lifestyles of India’s erstwhile royals

The Story of Their Experiments with Gandhi

How a team of strategists has been hard at work dipping into the past and playing the media to project Anna Hazare as the new Mahatma

Gandhi to Hitler

As history goes, it is bunk. As drama, worse. And why force Gandhi into Hitler’s thoughts?

What Gandhi would tell our serial fasters

Chances are he might have gone on a long unconditional fast himself to convince them that their ways weren’t kosher

Gandhi Sans Gloss

A skillful biography that does not deserve any of the media brouhaha around its ‘sensational’ bits

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