ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Reflections on His Practices

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.

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Updated On : 3rd Apr, 2017
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