Gandhi’s South African Experience

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: India’s Struggle for Independence   Source: DTE Context: The article discusses the historical significance of Tolstoy Farm near Johannesburg, where Mahatma Gandhi first experimented with ideas that later became central to his philosophy. 2nd October 2023 is Mahatma Gandhi’s 154th Birth Anniversary.   About Gandhi’s Tolstoy Farm: Foundation of Tolstoy Farm: …

Gandhi’s ideals of non-violence and communal harmony remain relevant 75 years after his assassination

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Modern India – National Movement, Ethics- Gandhian Ethics     Context: The nation paid homage to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 75th death anniversary (30th January 1948). The day is also observed as Martyrs’ Day.   Gandhiji’s role in Freedom Struggle: Outside India: Natal protest – Gandhi …

The 1890s and early 1900s were not only a phase of moderate struggle in India, but also in South Africa. In what ways did Gandhiji’s South African experience prepare him for leadership in India? Elucidate.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. The 1890s and early 1900s were not only a phase of moderate struggle in India, but also in South Africa. In what ways did Gandhiji’s South African experience prepare him for leadership in India? Elucidate. (250 words) …

In the constructive programme, Gandhi envisioned an India based on the maxims of truth and non-violence which could lead to the establishment of social order. Evaluate is successes and limitations. Is it relevant in the twenty first century? (250 words)

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. In the constructive programme, Gandhi envisioned an India based on the maxims of truth and non-violence which could lead to the establishment of social order. Evaluate is successes and limitations. Is it relevant in the twenty first …

Gandhi’s decision to withdraw the Non-cooperation movement in response to the violence at Chauri Chaura raised a controversy, created confusion and questioned Gandhian leadership. Critically examine the decision to withdraw the movement at its peak.

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 2. Gandhi’s decision to withdraw the Non-cooperation movement in response to the violence at Chauri Chaura raised a controversy, created confusion and questioned Gandhian leadership. Critically examine the decision to withdraw the movement at its peak. (250 words) …

Discuss the nature of the Khilafat movement and bring out its role in formation of the Non-cooperation movement.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. Discuss the nature of the Khilafat movement and bring out its role in formation of the Non-cooperation movement. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Chapter-16 – A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum Publishers), Chapter …