Posts Tagged "Ela Gandhi"

A Beautiful Interview with Ela Gandhi

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A Beautiful Interview with Ela Gandhi

A beautiful interview with Ela Gandhi. For Ela Gandhi, a peaceful strategy was the key to emancipation for an oppressed South Africa. Violence never solves anything, she says. A skinny Indian lawyer with the mark of greatness – who was thrown off a train in Pietermaritzburg for defying in principal an unjust law – once said that Ahimsa – a sanskrit word which means respect for all living things and the avoidance of violence towards others – is one of the world’s greatest principles which no power on earth can wipe out. “Thousands like myself may die in trying to vindicate the ideal, but ahimsa will never die,” he said. It was in fact Ela’s grandfather who uttered those...

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Was Gandhi Racist?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Was Gandhi Racist?

Was Gandhi Racist? Selective research and reporting have sometimes distorted the image of Gandhiji.  As a result, Ela Gandhi (Arun Gandhi’s sister and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi) felt compelled to compile a message included below.  Satish Dhupelia, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and who lives in Durban South Africa, was interviewed on the South African Radio on the matter of Gandhi being racist and his comments are also contained below.   I personally traveled to South Africa twice on the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa wherein we visited the Phoenix Settlement.  Ela Gandhi gently walked us through Gandhiji’s history, “Seeds of Democracy”...

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First Satyagraha Tour of South Africa
Led by Arun Gandhi, Embarks This Week

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

First Satyagraha Tour of South Africa Led by Arun Gandhi, Embarks This Week

(PRLEAP.COM) Dana Point, CA May 25, 2014: The inaugural Satyagraha Tour of South Africa enjoys organic synchronicity of critical historical dates of both Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Highlights include following the path of Gandhi’s travels, initially arriving in Durban, and ultimately departing from Cape Town for his return to India to begin the next phase of his legacy: Gandhi first arrived in South Africa as a fledgling lawyer in May 1893. Our arrival to Gandhi’s first ashram, the Phoenix Settlement, occurs on the 97th anniversary of Gandhi’s family move there. We will board the sleeper train on the 121st anniversary of Gandhi’s removal...

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Gandhi’s granddaughter remembers Mandela

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Gandhi’s granddaughter remembers Mandela

DURBAN – Like so many who knew Nelson Mandela personally, it’s been a painful time for Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Indian independence movement leader Mohandas Gandhi. “I think each one made their own personal contribution.” The 73-year-old describes it as a surreal experience. “Even though he was ill and everybody expected this to happen, unlike with my grandfather who was assassinated and it was a shock, this too came to us as a real shock, so it feels like there’s an emptiness, there’s a vacuum,” Gandhi said. Madiba’s legacy has been compared to that of Ela’s grandfather, but she pointed out the two were very different....

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Gandhi’s Granddaughter Ela Gandhi:
Gandhiji at Mariannhill Monastery

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Gandhi’s Granddaughter Ela Gandhi:  Gandhiji at Mariannhill Monastery

Satyagraha Tour of South Africa Plans to Visit Mariannhill Monastery Gandhi’s Granddaughter Ela Gandhi, in her own words and voice, describes the affect the time Gandhiji spent at Mariannhill Monastery in South Africa had in transforming his life. Video transcribed for the hearing impaired: “The inspiration of Mariannhill Monastery“ When he visited the Mariannhill Monastery he saw the monks, the nuns, the people who came there to learn all working together in their fields. What impressed him that everybody was doing all of the work whether it was cleaning of the yard, or cleaning of the toilets, or working in the farm, everybody got together and worked so...

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