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Seventy five years after his killing, Gandhi’s image is under scrutiny, but the Indian government likes to use it for political gain.
Members of the Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh take part in a march in Ahmedabad, India.
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A scholar on South Asian affairs traces the growth of Hindu nationalism, started by an atheist anti-colonial revolutionary, to the one adopted under Modi’s government.
After an Indian politician recently tried to shame a woman for wearing ripped jeans, women’s responses were swift and sharp.
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After an Indian politician disparaged a woman for her lack of morals because she was wearing ripped jeans, an online protest erupted, reviving the original protest-culture of the ripped jean.
Indian farmers hold a protest on the outskirts of Amritsar in the northern state of Punjab.
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The term was first used in 1917 for a political agitation that Mahatma Gandhi launched against the British, on behalf of farmers.
Cremation on the banks of the Ganges river, India.
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When the 1918 influenza pandemic struck India, the death toll was highest among the poor.
Gandhi had a lot to say about how business leaders should behave.
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Although Gandhi is best known for expelling the British from India and inspiring the likes of King and Mandela, he also wrote a lot about the behavior of good business leaders.
Jallianwala Bagh, in Amritsar, India, where hundreds were killed on April 13, 1919, under British colonial rule.
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A hundred years ago, peaceful Indian protesters were massacred under British colonial rule. A scholar argues why a formal apology is overdue.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses party supporters, standing next to his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah at their headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019.
India’s re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a victory speech that presented himself as a selfless and humble ascetic. This vision goes far to promote a Hindu nationalist ‘new’ India.
Gandhi’s statue, which sat in this quad at the University of Ghana, caused great controversy.
Gandhi was celebrated for the things he taught the world in his later years, through his writings, ideas and lifestyle. He was celebrated for seeking peace for all the peoples of the world.
Gandhi spinning in the 1920s.
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The ideas of Mahatma Gandhi are currently enjoying a resurgence – but is this a consequence of our post-truth age or of something deeper?
Mohandas K. Gandhi during a prayer meeting on Jan. 22, 1948.
For Gandhi, whose birth anniversary is Monday, Oct. 2, nonviolent resistance meant placing one’s own body in harm’s way to expose social injustices, which made it a powerful political tool.
Lord Louis Mountbatten, viceroy of India, met with Indian leaders to discuss partition.
The partition of India led to more than a million deaths. A scholar argues how British royal, Lord Louis Mountbatten, who hurriedly drew the new borders in secret, was largely responsible.
People fleeing on bullock carts as mass migration happened during the partition.
At midnight on August 15, 1947, India achieved freedom from more than two centuries of colonial rule. Hours earlier, Pakistan was declared a new nation. Was partition inevitable?
Mahatma Gandhi with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, 1947.
As the British Empire became an unaffordable burden, planning for India’s independence quickly ran into trouble.
Are cows sacred to all Hindus?
Vigilante Hindu groups in India have lynched several people for eating beef. A scholar traces the history of beef-eating in ancient India.
A ‘loss of community’ is one of the most common concerns among contemporary Australians.
Australia is a place that prides itself on the fair go. And yet, all is clearly not well.
We are living in a world war fought piecemeal. It is everyone’s responsibility to fight for peace.
Mahatma Gandhi figurine at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Vienna.The call to remove his statute from the University of Ghana has reignited debate about his legacy.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most influential personalities in history, celebrated for his advocacy of non-violent resistance. But his dark side is now receiving increased attention.
What do different end-of-life conversations look like?
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California now allows terminally ill people to end their lives. In the 2,800-year-old Jain tradition, individuals can choose to fast unto death, when it makes no sense to prolong suffering.
The gulf between the world’s poorest people and the rest of us is, if anything, widening despite global gains in lifting millions out of poverty.
Despite progress in lifting people above poverty lines around the world, the picture is bleaker for people at the very bottom of the ladder. They have largely missed out on the gains of recent decades.