Author: Rajen Barua

Gandhi more relevant than ever, even in India

Looking at the present state of affairs in India, the birthplace of Gandhi, one would probably surmise that Gandhism, whatever the term may mean, cannot have any relevance in this twenty-first century. Gandhi is rightly called the Father of the Nation because he single-handedly stood up against the mighty British Empire, without any arms, and brought independence to India. However, today, Gandhi is mostly forgotten and his relevance questioned even by his ardent devotees. Today, Gandhi is remembered in India mostly on his birthday, which is celebrated as a national holiday, rather as a ritual.