The concept of swadeshi played an important role in the freedom movement in India in opposing colonial exploitation, but as was emphasized by Mahatma Gandhi even then, we should also look at this concept in terms of its continuing relevance even after the end of colonial rule.
Gandhi’s leadership and his ability to bring together people from diverse backgrounds is reflected across the movements he initiated, why then were some successful and others not equally so?
On Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s death anniversary, we invoke the emancipatory thinker not for instrumental political ritualism.
Today is the birth anniversay of M.K. Gandhi but for many of us this day means nothing more than another holiday. This age seems to have nothing much to do with Gandhi other than just possibly seeing him as a state appropriated symbol. Perhaps this is an accurate time for all of us to ask ourselves what really is the relevance of Gandhi for us. On this beautiful occassion we are invoking those who really understand the spirit of Gandhi beyond appropriation or utility.
Gandhi is the iconic symbol of peace, on-violence and communal brotherhood. On his birth anniversary we pay tribute to the man whose humility and simplicity have continued to inspire many genrations.
The historical trial of Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Shankarlal Ghelabhai Banker, editor, and printer and publisher respectively of Young India, on charges under Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code, was held on Saturday, 18th March 1922, before Mr. C. N. Broomfield, I. C. S., District and Sessions Judge, Ahmedabad.
SAY ‘NO’ TO “SMART CITIES” Here is a reflexive piece that interrogates the idea of ‘smart’ cities, and pleads for the recovery of the...
STUDENT CORNER Young Minds and Their Creative Articulations The New Leam organized a creative writing project involving the students of Jesus and Mary college, University...
CRITICAL INSIGHT Experience, Politics and Resistance: Revisiting ‘Hind Swaraj’ Three bullets killed the man called Gandhi but they did not diminish the greatness of the ideas...
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