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Mahatma Gandhi and his associate Agatha Harrison

Agatha Harrison was a Quaker and close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi discussed with him on current issues. He played a significant role during independent of India.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Agatha Harrison on dated 8 March 1932 that you are quite correct in not giving me details of the activities of friends, nor am I eager to know them. I am quite sure that all of you over there are doing your best and what is proper. Do you hear from or see Maud? Please tell her…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 22, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

Experiment Of Mahatma Gandhi in Tolstoy Farm

Mr. Kallenbach, bought a farm of about 1,100 acres and gave the use of

it to satyagrahis free of any charge. Upon the Farm there were nearly one thousand fruit-bearing trees and a small house at the foot of a hill with accommodation for half-a-dozen persons. Water was supplied from two wells as well as from a spring. The nearest railway station, Lawley, was about a mile from the farm and Johannesburg was twenty-one miles distant. We decided to build houses upon this farm and to invite…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 22, 2012 at 5:15am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was a great philosopher, writer in his age. He had born in Russia on 9 September 1829. He wrote many famous novels. His famous novel war and peace was read by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi had accepted it that he had learnt Ahimsa by Leo Tolstoy. He died on 20 November 1910.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Leo Tolstoy on dated 1 October 1909 that I take the liberty of inviting your attention to what has been going on in the Transvaal (South Africa) for nearly three…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 21, 2012 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Devdas-II

Devdas Gandhi was youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi. He loved him very much. He taught him everything. He gave him suggestion in every difficulty. He supported in every movement to his father.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Devdas on dated 26 March 1932 that I received today permission to write to fellow-prisoners, and hence this letter. I think of you every day. Mahadev has been brought here. All three of us are well. More after I hear from you in reply to this. Give me news about…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 21, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Devdas-I

Devdas Gandhi was youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born in South Africa too. He returned India with his parents. He participated in freedom struggle with his father. Later he became a prominent editor of Hindustan Times. He wrote on current issue regularly.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Devdas Gandhi on dated 16 December 1914 that Improve your handwriting. Ba’s condition has grown very bad of late. She and I both believe that medical treatment has had altogether an adverse effect… Continue

Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 21, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Ramdas-II

 

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Ramdas-II

Ramdas Gandhi was third son of Mahatma Gandhi. He was a freedom fighter. He had taken part in every freedom movement. He had sent many times jail by the British Government. He had not believed in eleventh wolves of Mahatma Gandhi. He opposed many times to Mahatma Gandhi on the poverty.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to his son Ramdas on dated 8 January 1934 that I got both your letters. Do not worry about your having opened…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 20, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Ramdas-II

 

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Ramdas-II

Ramdas Gandhi was third son of Mahatma Gandhi. He was a freedom fighter. He had taken part in every freedom movement. He had sent many times jail by the British Government. He had not believed in eleventh wolves of Mahatma Gandhi. He opposed many times to Mahatma Gandhi on the poverty.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to his son Ramdas on dated 8 January 1934 that I got both your letters. Do not worry about your having opened…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 20, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Ramdas-I

 

Ramdas Gandhi was the third son of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born in South Africa at 1896. He was very different his parents and his brothers. He never adjusted to the idealistic poverty imposed by his father. He had taste for hunting. He took part in the cremation of Mahatma Gandhi with his brother Devdas Gandhi. He had taken part in Indian independence movement.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to his son Ramdas on dated 27 November 1909 that I write this letter to you as I do…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 20, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his Manilal & his wife-III

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Manilal and his wife on dated 16 February 1936 that I have been getting your letters, but I was helpless. Of course I did have energy enough to write, but chose to follow the doctors’ orders. Now I have got the permission to write a few letters such as this. What about the Agent’s betrothal? You write nothing about it. Perhaps your next letter will bring the information. If you have not written to me of this already and if there is something I should know, do…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 19, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and Goddess Kali

Mahatma Gandhi and Goddess Kali

 

There is a famous Goddess Kali temple in Kolkata. It was then the practice to sacrifice goats there to propitiate the goddess.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote in Navajivan on dated 7 November 1920 that there were many who felt satisfied at having saved one of the goats which were to be slaughtered in sacrifice to Mother Kali. Had the goat been saved in the right manner, I would have felt very happy, but in saving the goat they hurt many human…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 19, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and Dada Dharmadhikari

Dada Dharmadhikari was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He participated every movement launch by him. He was in imprisoned in 1930, 1932 and 1942. He was a thinker, Philosopher and a famous writer. He knew Hindi, English, Marathi, Guajarati and Bengali. He was born 18 June 1899 at Batul district in Madhya Pradesh. He was a famous freedom fighter. He took participate constructive programmes of Mahatma Gandhi. He lived in Sewagram Ashram.  He died here on 1 December 1985. He wrote…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 19, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920); Indian patriot politician, scholar and writer, popularly known as “Lokamanya”; one of the founders of Deccan Education Society, Poona and the newspapers, the Kesari and The Mahratta.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote an article ‘Hinduism’ on dated 4 March 1905. In which he described about Tilak. The Hindus themselves claimed that the date of their scriptures was veiled in the mist of antiquity, the scriptures themselves being God-given. As against…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 18, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his Manilal & his wife-II

Mahatma Gandhi loved very much his second son Manilal and his wife. Both are very sincere and hard worker. They did all responsibility given by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi told him everything and gave suggestion for every problem.  

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Manilal and his wife on dated 24 August 1930 that you seem to have dried up? Is it out of compassion for me or through laziness? If you had compassion for me, you would write to me. How is Sita? Why does she fall ill so…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 18, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and Manilal & his wife-I

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to his son Manilal and his wife on dated 28 March 1927 that I have got letters from you both. I must say I was pained. The slightest deviation from truth pierces me like a dart. I can forgive Sushila’s slip considering her a child with no self-mastery, but there was no excuse for you to have slipped. Now what is done is done make no more promise to me; it is enough if you keep whatever you have already made. Don’t worry on account of my illness. There is…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 15, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Manilal-III

 Manilal was a beloved son of Mahatma Gandhi. He taught him everything. He guidance him on every matter. How can he behave, he wrote him. He discussed with his father on every issues. He was a son of his dream. He participated in his freedom movement.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Manilal on dated 6 June 1938 that I forgot yesterday to enclose a letter for Kanam. Here it is. I am sending the message3 also. I had almost forgotten about it. Don’t worry about me. You are bound to feel…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 14, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Manilal-II

Manilal Gandhi was second son of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born on 28 October 1892 in Rajkot. He went to South Africa in 1897 with his parents. He worked in Phoenix Ashram with his father and his others friends. He assists in publication of Indian Opinion. He remained editor until his death. He died in aged 63 on 4 April 1956 in Durban, South Africa. He was married in 1927 with Sushila Mashruwala. He had two daughters, Sita, Ela and one son Arun.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Manilal…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 13, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and his son Manilal-I

Manilal Gandhi was second son of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born on 28 October 1892 in Rajkot. He went to South Africa in 1897 with his parents. He worked in Phoenix Ashram with his father and his others friends. He assists in publication of Indian Opinion. He remained editor until his death. He died in aged 63 on 4 April 1956 in Durban, South Africa. He was married in 1927 with Sushila Mashruwala. He had two daughters, Sita, Ela and one son Arun.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 12, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi and His son Harilal

Harilal was first son of Mahatma Gandhi. He loved him very much. But Harilal oppose some decisions of Mahatma Gandhi. Some differences created in between them.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Parsee Rustomji about Harilal Gandhi on dated 1 March 1902 that the children are here with me. They are for the present attending the local school. Gokaldas and Harilal are studying in standard IV of the secondary school. Manilal studies privately; he has not been admitted into any…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 10, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

Esther Menon and Mahatma Gandhi

Esther Menon was associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He loved him very much. He wrote a lot of letter to him. He disclosed everything’s to him. Gandhi wrote a letter to Esther Menon on dated 5 February 1922 that I have your welcome letter. You were certainly right in your attitude. Let the Government do what they choose. Please keep me informed of what goes on. I am in Bardoli preparing for mass civil disobedience. Gandhi wrote a letter to Esther Menon on dated 5 October 1925 that I am writing this…

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Added by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav on June 8, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Esther Menon and Mahatma Gandhi

Esther Menon was associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He loved him very much. He wrote a lot of letter to him. He disclosed everything’s to him. Gandhi wrote a letter to Esther Menon on dated 5 February 1922 that I have your welcome letter. You were certainly right in your attitude. Let the Government do what they choose. Please keep me informed of what goes on. I am in Bardoli preparing for mass civil disobedience. Gandhi wrote a letter to Esther Menon on dated 5 October 1925 that I am writing this…

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Ahimsa. 5 Replies

My own finding is that first and foremost action in nonviolence (Ahimsa) is the personal aspect of turning to become a vegetarian. It is kind-of easy if not other-intentional to be non violent with…Continue

Started by JP Cusick in Ahimsa (non-violence). Last reply by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav Mar 15, 2012.

THE END AND THE MEANS / AHIMSA OR "BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY" 2 Replies

    The statement in Gandhitopia News Digest of Nelson Mandela saying that his hero was not M.K.Gandhi but J.Nehru sounded to me almost as strange as if M.K.Gandhi had said "...my teacher was not…Continue

Started by Arthur Bogomil Burton in Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave. Last reply by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav Mar 14, 2012.

NOT FROM THE THREE MONKEYS WHO COVER THEIR EYES, EARS AND MOUTH... 1 Reply

 SEVENTEEN SOCIAL SINS:wealth without WORKpolitics without PRINCIPLEScommerce without MORALITYeducation without CHARACTERpleasure without CONSCIENCEscience without HUMANITYworship without…Continue

Started by Arthur Bogomil Burton in Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave. Last reply by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav Mar 14, 2012.

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  FROM Arthur Bogomil BurtonPEACE, LOVE AND BLESSINGS ALWAYS25 November 2010UNITED STATES OF THE INFINITE ONENESSOF THE INFINITE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE INFINITEContinue

Started by Arthur Bogomil Burton in Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave Nov 25, 2010.

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