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Mahatma Gandhi’s peace message to the U.N.
During the war times in April 1945, on the eve of the San Francisco Conference to draft the charter of the United Nations, Indian and foreign correspondents sought a statement from Mahatma Gandhi, 'India's nationalism spells internationalism,' he declared.
There will be no peace for the Allies or the world,' he asserted, 'unless they shed their belief in the efficacy of war and its…Continue
“Satyagrahi”, the great leader K. Kamaraj
[July 15, 2014 marks the 112th birth centenary of Bharat Ratna K.Kamaraj, the former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and All-India Congress President]
“Public figures cannot afford private life”, Jawaharlal Nehru is reported to have lamented once. K. Kamaraj was one such personality. A life-long bachelor, this freedom fighter had only aspired for his homeland’s freedom from foreign…Continue
The power of Gandhi’s name: supporters and opponents
[This article has the excerpts from the book “A Concise History of Modern India” written by BARBARA D. METCALF, University of Michigan and THOMAS R. METCALF, University of California, Berkeley. (Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2001-2006). The authors explored India’s modern history afresh and covered events up to the end of…Continue
The two pacifists: Rajiv Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi
[21st May 2014 is 23rd death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, the scion of Nehru-Gandhi family and the former Prime Minister of India.]
Is peace-making still remaining fatal in the Indian subcontinent? Is individualized peace activism with…Continue