Monday, May 19, 2014

Gandhi relics on display, Gandhi Museum gets new website

Gandhi relics on display, Gandhi Museum gets new website

National Gandhi Museum

Razor, fountain pens, spectacles used by Mahatma Gandhi and bangles, vermilion, shawl and jacket used by Kasturba Gandhi from 1942 to 1948 were today put on exhibition by National Gandhi Museum, on the occasion of International Museum Day. 
The relics used by the Gandhis, 32 in all, also included soap-box, a small clock, brass 'diya', stone and a steel bowl, woolen rug, thread and needle, a spinning wheel, jute slippers among others have been acquired by the museum from Manubehn Gandhi's collection.
Manubehn, one of the grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi who had joined him during the Quit India Movement (1942) and stayed with Kasturba and him till his last breath in 1948, had kept these relics preserved, said A Annamalai, Director of the Museum. 
Also a new website of the National Gandhi Museum -www.Gandhimuseum.Org- was launched which aims to provide the museum's resources including text, audio-video footage and photographs online.

Thought For The Day ( ENEMY )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Enemy

Friday, May 9, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Self Sufficient Villages in Today's Global Village

By Dr. Moushumi Datta

The relevance of Gandhian economics in today's world seems to be paradoxical. Gandhi believed that India lives in villages and that development of the villages will mean development of India as a whole. If we are to increase the scope on a bigger scale and look at the world as a unified country and countries as villages, the relevance is clear. Today, we live in a global village and, as they say, it has indeed become a small place to live in. With recession affecting the world like never before, it is time to go back to the drawing board. Gandhi saw the problems associated with industrialisation and modernisation. He believed that unless villages are developed and made self sufficient, it will lead to mass migration, overcrowded cities and the vicious circle of poverty and under-development cannot be extinguished. Gandhi's economic ideas were closely linked to the upliftment of weaker and underprivileged sections of the society and overall development of the village economy as a whole. Along with the freedom struggle, vigorous efforts were made by Gandhi for the development of villages by making them financially independent through establishment of small and cottage industries. He believed that political independence without economic independence was hollow. He was sure that the progress of the country lies in the development of majority of its rural villages. Gandhi said that the only way of bringing hope of good living to the rural people was by making the village the central place in the economic programme.

Thought For The Day ( WOMAN )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Woman

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - II

'Half Naked Fakir'
The Story of Gandhi's Personal Search for Sartorial Integrity
By Peter Gonsalves

‘Half-naked Fakir' - the story of Gandhi's personal search for sartorial integrity brings together M. K. Gandhi's essential thoughts and anecdotes on his exploration of truth via attire. The reader is invited to grasp the nuances of Gandhi's progressive journey towards personal and sartorial authenticity, from imitating the English in London, to searching for an Indian identity in South Africa, to becoming the dhoti-clad Mahatma of India's millions.

Thought For The Day ( CULTURE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Culture

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - I

Gandhi and the Great Divide: Portrayal of Gandhi/sm in Partition Novels

By N.S. Gundur
The present paper aims at exploring the image of Gandhi and Gandhism as portrayed in the fictional narratives on the Partition of the Indian subcontinent. The study undertakes the analysis of novels - what reality of Gandhi do they construct? Do they condemn or critique or idealize Gandhi/sm? How far are they historically authentic and aesthetically appealing? It is argued here that the Indian English novels on Partition affirm humanism as against sectarianism, and celebrate values of love, peace and non-­violence that were very central to Gandhi's lifelong mission. The idiom of their message is Gandhian - 'violence breeds violence; hence non-violence.

Thought For The Day ( GOD )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on God