Wednesday, February 2

I Don't Hate GANDHI Part-1




 (I am not a political writer and also not a PhD in history but two incidents (first one is my friend Mohini’s article and second my younger brother’s almost abusing thoughts about Gandhi on martyr’s day) in a row force me to pen down this article. I don’t think after reading this people will go to love Gandhi but if you are reviewing your thoughts about Gandhi, I have done my job. )



No need to write a bio of Mohandas karamchand Gandhi, enough material is available about him over internet and college libraries. So before putting my views on some incidents for which Gandhi is blamed most I would like to write down some facts for which I don’t hate Gandhi. But before I begin let me take you to that time (don’t think I have time-machine) because out of context things always have a different meaning.

If violent means (with all due respect to our violent freedom fighters ) are sufficient enough to bring our freedom than we should get freedom in 1857. All right for some reasons that attempt failed then what about another ten or twenty years to try for second attempt, but it took another 90 years to get freedom. Do you ever think why? For me (and maybe I am wrong because I got only 42 marks out of 100 in history) the reason lies in India’s geographical and political conditions before independence. Have a look about some facts about India in 19th century.

  1.     Education for a common Indian is limited to their religious books and folk-stories. They are not able to know what history and science actually means. (This is the agony a country who told world about zero and gravitation much before Newton did was facing such condition.)
  2.    India is divided in between ruling emperors and to be very frank people is used to be in foreign rule i.e. Turks, Khilji, Mughal so they have no problem with British and Portugal’s
  3.     And one most important thing no Deepak Chaurasia from AAJ TAK and Google news is available at time to give you live coverage whole over the country in just one click. Telegraph and Post offices are under British control. But why I am telling this? Just to tell you communication is very difficult in the range of 50 KM forget about whole country.
  4.   The officials at London were not really great morons (grew up yaar GOOD PEOPLE also lived in England) but the freedom fighters are never noted at that level as Freedom fighter but as rebel.
So please consider the forth coming discussion keeping above things in mid.

Do you know that Indian National Congress was Founded upon the suggestion of British civil servant Allan Octavian Hume, the Congress was created to form a platform for civic and political dialogue of educated Indians with the British Raj. After the First War of Indian Independence and the transfer of India from the East India Company to the British Empire, it was the goal of the Raj to support and justify its governance of India with the aid of English-educated Indians, who would be familiar and friendly to British culture and political thinking. So moral of the story till now is –“How to fight for independence” was not an idea which was known by every Indian though needed by every Indian.
 
Whenever some freedom fighter burn the light it was sooner blown away by officials and news remain undiscovered for rest of India. Secondly this fight yet hadn’t reach to common Indian. So that was the era when someone is needed to bind up the whole India and take this battle to every street of India.
Dadabhai Naoroji, Bal gangadhar Tilak were early pioneers of Indian freedom with political weopns and the matter of independence is come into notice by common Indian. In 1907, the Congress was split into two factions. The radicals led by Tilak advocated civil agitation and direct revolution to overthrow the British Empire and the abandonment of all things British. The moderates led by leaders like Dadabhai Naoroji and Gopal Krishna Gokhale on the other hand wanted reform within the framework of British rule. But with Tilak's arrest, all hopes for an Indian offensive were stalled. The Congress lost credit with the people, while Muslims were alarmed with the rise of Tilak's Hindu nationalism, and formed the All India Muslim League in 1907, considered the Congress as the completely unsuitable for Indian Muslims

But Why I am lecturing like a history teacher? Just to tell you the problems within the organizations that are fighting for our independence also exist and still common Indian was far away from scene either didn’t want to ruin his family feature by labeling as terrorist in eyes of government or political parties were not credible enough for him. (For people who don’t know: public membership in Congress opened after 1907.)

After this lengthy discussion you have enough glimpse of that era when Gandhi arrived in India after South Africa in 1915 (I am excluding the South Africa portion from the discussion). If you don’t love Gandhi don’t abuse him because he was the person who bonded the whole India and raise a common voice INDEPENDENCE. He is the person who shifted the independence battle from political persons to common Indian streets. His means are simple and effective enough to be followed by a labor class person. If Gandhi never came into picture, perhaps common people will never participate in INDEPENDENCE BATTLE. And the political battle would cause damage to India’s future..A person who told us to become self-dependent, taught us lesson of humanity,truth and punctuality not only in theory like our today's politician but he applied them on himself first. 

Forget about rest of things and I am not asking to praise Gandhi or love him but shouldn’t person who did that much thing, at least not get abused by every 3rd standard student who hasn't started his history chapter's now. 

it's an endless discussion and i haven't come  exactly to the point yet but length of article is becoming too long.so i will write rest things in second part.

7 comments:

Stranger said...

dude... very useful information...
though i dont knw toooo much about history bt i knw jst one thing... m very fond of Shaheed BHAGAT Singh, SUKHDEV & RAJGURU...

Keep on writing dude becoz i jst love ur thoughts & drafting..
Cheers...

Mohinee said...

Thanks Darsh! BTW you could put my name in the bold..so that ppl cud read my questions too....

Main thing is i had a dream to unite youth and start debate on the the current scenario..after lots of efforts it was not happening...but by this it's started now....so first of all thanks for co -operating me.

many times, i keep blog with full of questions..to provoke a discussion....so it's satisfying for me that my blog purpose and my dream is coming true. Deeps also liked this article..means he is also gonna join us.

The most important point - the word TERRORIST is INAPPROPRIATE and it should be not there....islamic terrorism ...is the gift to world from 1970's (from Wikiepedia...and i m sorry though we use secular words...world has faced islamic terrorism ..so they can't be that secular like us...)
and from my knowledge...the concept and work of our revolutionists..(they were called rebels ..u r right) is totally different from the Terrorism (ya! in the name fast to give 55 crores can be named as NON -VIOLENTLY VIOLENT TERRORISM.)
I remember the word Terrorism first used for our freedom fighters by MPSC exam.

About the article...you have presented it really very nicely...and it's true too...but in the case of Gandhi...it's not the complete fact...
I always give a example of slide show...where first we see beautiful slides and suddenly comes ugly one...this is going on about Gandhi..from independence..

My blog will try to put the complete facts....i m not the judge ..check the facts and decide urself...plz don't misunderstand me........only one question bothering me always...Gandhi told before partition my body will b cut...and that didn't happen...which is this truth?

So go ahead....!
I would like to suggest some books..may it Welcome to this please your honor,Gandhi Assassination and after,Gandhi vadh kyon, Gandhi vadh aur mai...all by Gopal Godse ji. (Nathuram Godse's brother). If possible...try to watch the drama "Mi Nathuram Godse Boltoy." and it's with facts so we can decide....the truth....

If you feel i have written too much..i m really sorry dear...this is not for you but...this issue is such...

Anyway Hats off to you for your very sincere efforts....
(and due to net connection and power cut ..i reached very late today...sorry..)

Mohinee said...

hey m sorry for the big comment...it's ur space and just didn't noticed...really sorry...

Mohinee said...

one correction in the name of book - May It Please Your Honor!

Priyadarshi said...

don't wry for long comment mohini...criticism is the fuel needed to keep running the writers mind..so i will wait for a longer comment...any ways i am giving a back link for your post and for the word "terrorism" i will give some facts that will certainly surprise you....if you have that book please mail me..i will love to read it

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