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Hindu Nationalism in Gandhi's India

As part of Georgetown University's India Initiative, Rajmohan Gandhi reflected on Mahatma Gandhi's legacy and ideals within the modern context. A full video of his reflections and subsequent Q&A is available.

The fearless dissenter who had a plan to make the countryside hum with life — that is the Gandhi India needs

"Gandhi thought India’s independence would mean little unless it also meant the independence of every Indian," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in the Indian Express

What religion meant to the Mahatma

"For him, religion was not nationality," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in the Hindustan Times. "All citizens, irrespective of their beliefs, had a right to India."

Privately, he cried out to God

"‘Hate not,’ he said. ‘Fear not,’ he added. ‘Know the other person’s pain,’ he sang. Gandhi was not perfect; no human being is. But his message rings true. The world seems to need it." An article in the Deccan Chronicle by Rajmohan Gandhi.

Gandhi, the champion of the right to dissent

"The ekla chalo Gandhi is more relevant today than the magician at whose call people came to the streets," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in the Live Mint.

Cosmopolitan nationalist

"A planet riven by inequality and injustice needs Gandhi's example more than ever today," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in India Today.

When Gandhi's Magic Failed To Stop Netaji From Seeking A Second Term As Congress President

Mahatma Gandhi embraced those who differed with him as he knew it's only human to be imperfect, writes Bapu's grandson and historian Rajmohan Gandhi.

Creating a cult of anti-Gandhis

"The hot-headed Hindu young men of today do not know or care about nuances," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in the Hindustan Times."That Savarkar was, in ideological terms, well to the right of Subhas Chandra Bose, and even farther to the right of Bhagat Singh, does not detain them unduly."

What Gandhi really told the RSS chief

"In his article (‘The Mahatma and the Sangh’, IE, April 12), Manmohan Vaidya, the RSS joint general secretary, recalls an interesting meeting that took place in Delhi in 1947 between Mahatma Gandhi and M S Golwalkar, the RSS chief at that time," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in the Indian Express

A new temple, a new mosque

"Ayodhya’s disputing sides can come together. The Supreme Court can direct them to do so." Rajmohan Gandhi writes in the Indian Express.