The Gandhi Issue

The Gandhi Issue

S Prasannarajan | Ullekh NP | Zareer Masani | Kaveree Bamzai | Madhavankutty Pillai | Nandini Nair ...

Editor’s note: The Truth of the Matter~ by S Prasannarajan
Reading 'My Experiments with Truth' in the age of populism.

‘Did Gandhi fear a violent death? No. He feared a purposeless death’ ~ by Ullekh NP
Tridip Suhrud, India’s foremost Gandhi scholar, tells Open.

The Man and the Mahatma ~ by Zareer Masani
A majestic biography focuses far more on Gandhi’s relations with opponents like Ambedkar and Jinnah than with his own favourite protégé Jawaharlal Nehru.

The power of hunger ~ by Madhavankutty Pillai
The weaponisation of fasting.

Simple simplicity ~ by Nandini Nair
The aesthetics of the austere.

Train of thought ~ by Lhendup G Bhutia
Reliving a rail journey through the freedom struggle.

The reinvention of Khadi ~ by Amita Shah
The weave of time.

Khadi cool ~ by Rohit Chawla
The fabric of Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi, the ultimate male model ~ by Kaveree Bamzai
The anatomy of a pop culture icon.