Monday, 6 February 2017

Love at Work: Mahatma Gandhi's Last Struggle

Love at Work: Mahatma Gandhi's Last Struggle 

 Love at Work: Mahatma Gandhi's Last Struggle

This is an audio-visual recording of a talk I gave at the ANHAD office on January 14, 2017, almost 69 years to the day after Gandhiji began his fast for communal harmony - a fast he called his yagnya, and that was to prove his last. It began on January 13 and ended on January 18, with the agreement named the Delhi Declaration of 1948. Twelve days after the fast ended, he was murdered. It would not be far-fetched to say that he had a premonition of his violent end. He spent his last months of life among his grief-stricken compatriots - both before and after some of them became Pakistanis. But the man who had spent 33 years confronting British imperialism was not permitted 33 weeks of life in independent India.

My talk covers the period from 1946 to his assassination, further details of which may be read here. The talk had been uploaded earlier but had to be suspended due to editing errors. It is now back on YouTube, at the following link.



Love at Work: Mahatma Gandhi's Last Struggle
14 January 2017, at Anhad Baat Cheet



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