and Nelson Mandela were political prisoners.
Rejoicing the killing of M.K. Gandhi
, he went on to declare, "As Bhagwan Shri Krishna said in the Gita, Paritranaya Sadhunam Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam/ Dharamasansthapnaya Sambhavami Yuge-Yuge (For the protection of the good, for the destruction of the wicked and for the establishment of righteousness, I am born in every age) On...30th January 1948 evening, Shriram came in the form of Nathuram Godse and ended the life of Gandhi."
Few popular milestones are the role of M.K. Gandhi
's contribution in fighting against racial discrimination in South Africa, India's efforts towards promoting Asian-African unity, India's support and role in fight against apartheid, and contribution of large Indian community in the prosperity of South Africa.
The founders of modern India like M.K. Gandhi
, Jawaharlal Nehru, and others have also been doing the same despite the fact that Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, made them realize a number of times about the genuine feelings of the majority Muslims of the subcontinent, especially with reference to areas of the present Pakistan.
Indian independence leader M.K. Gandhi
, or Mahatma Gandhi as he was popularly known, tried for years to get the British to give the subcontinent the freedom to rule itself, but after the war, talks between Gandhi, the British and the Muslim League - an Indian political party that wanted a separate Muslim-majority state - stalled.
This time period in India is characterized by movements for national sovereignty, most notably led by M.K. Gandhi
, along with an intense interest from British reformers in solving the 'social ills' of the subcontinent.
The Trinamool Congress-led government had already removed chapters on German philosopher Karl Marx from the history books, and replaced them with chapters on M.K. Gandhi
, Nelson Mandela and women's liberation movement, believing that it gave over emphasis to a particular ideology.
He was highly critical of its leader Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who, unlike M.K. Gandhi
, was openly opposed to religion.
The book predictably studies leaders such as M.K. Gandhi
, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and B.R.
Remember, Britain did not leave India because Clement Attlee had become a devotee of "naked fakir" M.K. Gandhi
's nonviolence, nor because the British took pity on the miserable souls of the Harijans.