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Was Gandhi a ‘Champion of the Caste System’?

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s views on the caste system is sought to be understood through three approaches: by exploring his personal practices with regard to caste; by studying how community life was organised in Gandhi’s ashrams, since the way of life in these ashrams reflects his philosophy of life; and by reflecting on some explanations that have been put forward to explain the inconsistencies between Gandhi’s practices and his writings, where he explicitly defends caste.

Was Gandhi a Racist?

I thank Anil Nauriya for his valuable comments on my article “Was Gandhi a Racist?” I also thank him for drawing my attention to two “problems” in my article—first, a categorical mistake in counterpoising his position to the position of Roy and other scholars, and second, that I have denied or...

Was Gandhi a Racist?

This is a chronological account of Gandhi's writings with a view to assess whether or not his outlook towards African blacks can be considered racist. This article also attempts to understand the immediate context in which Gandhi makes his comments on black Africans and argues that the absence of such an understanding might lead to a dubious or inappropriate conclusion.
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