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The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 18

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 18

The story thus far…After the defeat of Japan in August 1945, Britain agreed to a planned withdrawal from India. All through his life Gandhi had worked for unity between Hindus and Muslims, without much success. There was a large section of nationalist Muslim in the Congress but leaders of the Muslim League were drifting further […]

Mahatma Gandhi Week 2016 Speech Contest

Mahatma Gandhi Week 2016 Speech Contest

HOUSTON: Many know him as Mahatma and many more know him as father of Bharat, India.  But the world knows him as an apostle of peace and non-violence.  Anyone ever wanted to know more about Gandhi ji and his values should have listened to the mesmerizing speeches delivered by more than 30 children at the […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 17

The Extraordinary Life and Times  of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 17

Wheels of Independence are Set in Motion The story thus far….The war in Europe was having an impact in India. The Congress Working Committee found itself unable to accept in its entirety Gandhi’s attitude to the war. In particular, they would not accept his view that the defense of India should not depend on the […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 16

The Extraordinary Life and Times  of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 16

The story thus far…During the latter part of 1920 Gandhi advocated a triple boycott. He wanted an absolute boycott of the Government and all government institutions, including schools, colleges, and courts. If the people were free of these they could easily have their own schools, colleges, and courts, and the power of the British would […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 15

The Extraordinary Life and Times  of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 15

Gandhi fights British attempt to divide Hindus The story thus far…Early in 1932 Gandhi wanted to meet the new Viceroy, Lord Willlingdon, but the Viceroy made it clear that the days of negotiations were over. Gandhi informed the authorities that he was again starting a civil disobedience movement. The Viceroy thought it was a threat […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 14

The Extraordinary Life and Times of  Mahatma Gandhi – Part 14

The story thus far…Newspaper reporters from all over the world were there to report the progress of the Gandhi’s satyagraha. The march ended on April 5 at Dandi village. Gandhi and his selected followers went to the sea shore and broke the salt law by picking up salt left on the shore by the sea. […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 13

The Extraordinary Life and  Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 13

The story thus far…It was announced that a meeting was to be held in a garden called Jallianwala Bagh, to protest against the government’s actions. General Dyer took no measures to prevent the meeting. He reached the place soon after the meeting began and he took with him armored cars and troops. Without giving any […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 11

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 11

The story thus far…For two years Gandhi traveled extensively in India and had talked at different places. His interest first centered on the problem of indentured labor where poor, ignorant laborers were enticed away from India to work in the British colonies. He disapproved of this system in South Africa, fought it there, and he […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 10

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 10

The story thus far….Gandhi permitted a lower caste family to reside at the ashram that he established at Ahmedabad. He met with much opposition. He also amazed and angered the British officers, upper-class Indians, and friends gathered at a foundation stone laying ceremony at Banaras University by speaking out against usage of the English language […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 9

Gandhi invites untouchable family to ashram The story thus far….Gandhi went to Rajkot and Porbandar to meet his relatives and then went on to Shantiniketan. There Gandhi met poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore for the first time, as well as C. F. Andrews. Andrews, who came to India as an Anglican priest in 1904, was one […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8

The Extraordinary Life and Times of  Mahatma Gandhi – Part 8

First victory for the Satyagraha experiment The story thus far… a recent court decision in South Africa held that the law did not recognize Indian marriages. The women were suitably offended by this and found it an attack on their basic family values. They openly broke the law and were imprisoned in large numbers. In […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5

The Extraordinary Life and Times of  Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5

The story thus far…In South Africa, Gandhi saw how the Indians were treated as inferiors, only allowed to work the soil but not permitted to own land. Under the law enacted in the Orange Free State in 1888, Indians had been deprived of their rights. In Transvaal, they had to pay a poll tax of […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 4

Gandhi’s Impact in South Africa: The story thus far… Gandhi arrives in South Africa and is rudely made aware of the rampant racism in that country when has to visit Pretoria on work. He is unceremoniously thrown off a 1st class compartment on a train to Johannesburg. He manages to board another train where his […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3

The Extraordinary Life and Times of  Mahatma Gandhi – Part 3

The story thus far: Gandhi, having studied well and completed his law degree in England, returns to India. He misses England but is happy to be reunited with his family. He begins practicing law in Rajkot. Upon return to India, Gandhi started to practice law in Rajkot, but he was soon deeply disgusted at the […]

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

The Extraordinary Life and Times of  Mahatma Gandhi – Part 2

Upon completion of high school, Mohandas enrolled at Samaldas College at Bhavnagar. He was discontent with the classes; they did not stimulate or engage him, so he returned home after the first ten days. At home a huge surprise awaited him. His eldest brother and a family friend suggested that Mohandas should go to England […]

Colorado House Joint Resolution (HJR) 16-1008 Concerning Honoring the Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Colorado House Joint Resolution (HJR) 16-1008 Concerning Honoring the Life of Mahatma Gandhi

HOUSTON: A joint resolution to honor the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi who dedicated his life to fighting injustice with nonviolence and peaceful resistance was adopted by the Colorado House of Representatives and the Colorado Senate on Friday,  February 12 at the Colorado State Capitol, Denver, Colorado. State Representative Dr. Janak Joshi, House District […]

Preview of “Gandhi’s Gift” Screened at the Observation of Shrddhanajali to Mahatma Gandhi at Unity Houston

Preview of “Gandhi’s Gift” Screened at the Observation of  Shrddhanajali to Mahatma Gandhi at Unity Houston

HOUSTON: Mahatma Gandhi who spread the message of non-violence, truth and global peace, died on January 30, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi Library (MGL) in collaboration with Unity Houston commemorated Shraddhanjali, a memorial service, on Saturday, January 30, at Unity Houston. Mahatma Gandhi said “I shall conquer untruth by truth.  And in resisting untruth, I shall put […]

Gandhi’s Arrest Creates Sensation Worldwide

Gandhi’s Arrest Creates Sensation Worldwide

Great Summer Project For children!  Enter Mahatma Gandhi Week 2015 Essay, I-Tribute, Poster and Speech contests.  Visit gandhilibrary.org for registration and more information.  All school going children can participate!  These contests are being organized to create higher awareness of the inspiring life and work of Mahatma Gandhi to promote universal values of Truth, Non-Violence, Love […]

First Victory for the Satyagraha Experiment

First Victory for the Satyagraha Experiment

Great Summer Project For children!  Enter Mahatma Gandhi Week 2015 Essay, I-Tribute, Poster and Speech contests.  Visit gandhilibrary.org for registration and more information.  All school going children can participate!  These contests are being organized to create higher awareness of the inspiring life and work of Mahatma Gandhi to promote universal values of Truth, Non-Violence, Love […]

Gandhi’s First Experiment in Satyagraha

Gandhi’s First Experiment in Satyagraha

Great Summer Project For children!  Enter Mahatma Gandhi Week 2015 Essay, I-Tribute, Poster and Speech contests.  Visit gandhilibrary.org for registration and more information.  All school going children can participate!  These contests are being organized to create higher awareness of the inspiring life and work of Mahatma Gandhi to promote universal values of Truth, Non-Violence, Love […]

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