India


UP 2014, like Punjab 1947

12 September, 2014
Uttar Pradesh in 2014 is like Pubjab in 1947, says Rajmohan Gandhi in The Indian Express

This article appeared in the Indian Express on 12 Sept 2014

Not long ago, while working on a history of undivided Punjab, I found that in 1914 that vast province was seen as the subcontinent’s hope for economic progress and inter-communal understanding. Yet, in 1947, both halves of divided Punjab saw carnage that no part of the world should witness.

Rajmohan Gandhi delivers 14th Borker Memorial Lecture, on "India 2047"

1 September, 2012

'We need politicians and bureaucrats who are not made immensely richer by a few years of service', says Rajmohan Gandhi.

‘Corruption, poverty denying India tag of prestigious nation’

6 January, 2011
In a public talk titled “India as a World Power: Potential and Realities” at the Indian Institute of Technology — Gandhinagar, Prof Gandhi challenged high levels of corruption and poverty and the ‘appalling’ way in which Indians treat their women.

South Asian group visits Caux, Switzerland

27 July, 2009

A distinguished group from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka visited the Initiatives of Change conference centre in Caux, Switzerland, on the invitation of Rajmohan Gandhi. They participated in the second Caux Forum for Human Security, attended by over 400 people from around the world.

'India should bridge gulf between Islam, West'

3 May, 2007

Aziz Haniffa writes about a talk given by Rajmohan on 'The Islam/West Divide and India's Role: Hints from the Mahatma'

Insanyat Amidst Insanity: Recollections of 1947

16 October, 2005 - 30 October, 2005

Usha and Rajmohan Gandhi travel to Lahore to talk to people about the Partition and the memories it has left behind: some painful and others that recount acts of courage and compassion. This unearthing of the dark and the noble, they hope, will assist in the healing of the subcontinent. Three articles in the Tribune of India, plus letters from readers in response.

'Patel vs. Gandhi?'

6 April, 2002

Gujarat's Hindu militants should not be allowed to get away with the claim that they are Sardar Patel's followers.
Article in the Hindu

New book

Researched in India, Pakistan and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rajmohan Gandhi's latest book narrates a 240-year story of what old-timers know as undivided Punjab, beginning with the 1707 death of Emperor Aurangzeb and ending with the 1947 division into West Punjab and East Punjab. More