Independance – INDIA

Posted: April 15, 2010 in Congress, Gandhi, Independace, India, random, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Thinking

Mahatma Gandhi as we know was the best politician the world has ever had. Politics is the art of gaining what you want even when you are weak… But why call Gandhi as mahatma I have not understood that, Because as far as I know or as history tells us neither his actions nor his character were impeccable. He did have a few skeletons in his cupboard too.. The Book Anyway I was going to write on who to blame about the situation Our India is in..

I have been reading a lot of news about how people have made or its become a tradition to blame Mr. Gandhi for it all.. Rubbishing Gandhi has become an unofficial national pastime, with each change in political scenario in the country these facts and slogans and Tamasha changes.. according to the will and wimp of the political parties ideology.. But whatever I have learned or did, Gandhi has to be blamed for some of his ways, He was not perfect.. he did make quiet a few mistakes, who doesn’t, So whats wrong in blaming him, after all don’t we hear it that we Should be responsible for our actions.

Gandhi no doubt was a very good manipulator, a Politician par excellence.. I don’t deny that, But what I am against is giving a man so much importance when there are others who are equally deserving or MORE. So if they don’t get what they deserve then why is one man singled out for all this respect, If he said that youth like Sardar Bhagat Singh are damaging the image of the nation, then So did he.

March 23 came and went it was the 69th anniversary of the martyrdom of Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh. The reason I am mentioning him is that in those turbulent times.. It was him who was as popular as Gandhi, I will say More then him, that is why the conspiracy theory that Gandhi did not do his best to save him from the gallows.

I myself feel that it has become a mockery with the way history has been changed, manipulated on what Bhagat Singh and many others did and How it helped the bringing of Independence. It is not correct to compare the paths of Bhagat Singh and Gandhi, even when the goal was same.. It is so very wrong to think that it was the Non-cooperative movement was the only reason which made British to Leave India, the movement started by Gandhi. I think it was the both the Revolt to take arms, the anger plus the movements of Gandhi that made the British understand that the time was ripe to vacate the Asian subcontinent for good

The likes of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekar Azad, Rajguru ,Udham Singh and Plenty more whom history has forgotten who embraced death in their early age They were all Jewels of the country conveniently forgotten by History Manipulators.

As I mentioned earlier because of political changes history has been so badly manipulated that we still think that it was only the indiscipline and non-cooperation movements started by Gandhi only helped in Independence, and this is religiously followed in all walks of life in India even to this day. WE forget that Today the same Congress , the KHADI wearing people , The so called people who are following Gandhi principles are the worst enemies we have… and These are the people the young fire brand freedom fighters cautioned us about..

Update:- the spelling in the title are worng I kno .. WHAT Independence!!!!

  1. Quest says:

    Very true……I have been against the ways of Mr. Gandhi since dont know when…..and he doesn't deserved to be called Mahatma at all…


  2. Harman says: views r very neutral ..and I all respect all those who played a major role for independence..Mahatma I respect his strategies ..


  3. SG says:

    Nice one. I agree with you. I have to tell my pet peeve here. When Indians (particularly North Indians) talk about freedom fighters, they totally forget the Southern part of India. Everyone in South knows about Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekar Azad. But how many people in North India knows about Vanchinathan (who shot the British collector of a district in the Maniachi Railway Junction). He was executed. How many people in North India knows about Thiruppur Kumaran. He was carrying the Indian Flag when the British police ordered him to drop it. He refused. They beat him to death. Even when he died he was holding the Indian Flag.Whose fault it is for not informing the entire India about these heroes? I am not complaining. Just a piece of history for your readers.


  4. Neha says:

    I don't think I am the right person to comment on this issue 🙂


  5. Tulika says:

    **He did have a few skeletons in his cupboard too..On such obnoxious views I can just say when singing laurels doesn't earn you bucks, when Potters and Da Vinci's cease to bring in gold what sells is controversy. Defamations is such a fortune these days. Sad.Those who spit venom against his greatness never once stop to explain why he did not crave for any political position, why none of us know anything about his four sons and two brothers. He could have promoted them and they could easily have had occupied some top notch positions of power in the country; and why was he among the riot victims of Noakhali when the whole nation was swooning in the joy of newly attained independence-for which this man had struggled for decades! And I've read a lot about Gandhi and this view regarding him particularly interests me. Here it is:I am personally a die hard fan of Bapu. But for me his greatness stems from the composite whole that his personality offers. He did not just give us freedom. He gave us ahimsa, he taught us to love animals, respect women, adopt simplicity in life, speak the truth, be honest and be firm and unrelenting about ideals. You know why he was so great? Churchill once said about him, "It is alarming and also nauseating to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious middle temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the east, striding half-naked up the steps of the vice regal palace, while he is still organizing and conducting a defiant campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with the representative of the king-emperor." Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain detested Gandhi. But Gandhi detested none. Mahatma Gandhi’s passivity is preventing Bhagat Singh’s execution has generated many controversies and even conspiracy theories. As the Mahatma was the greatest leader of national movement then, it was expected of him to take forward his demand of freeing Bhagat Singh very strongly with the British. But it must have been really difficult for him as Singh and his companions had resorted to violence of the worst kind, they had murdered a police officer, and Gandhi was principally bound to oppose any kind of violence. When he was raising a voice against the violence of the British, how could he support his country men in it? However, for those who are not aware, he had pleaded with the Viceroy to commute the death sentence of Bhagat Singh and his accomplices- but murdering an officer was an unforgivable crime for imperialistic Britain and hence his pleas were rejected. And still if sbdy expects him to drop his nation believed idea to save one soul then I believe Bhagat Singh given the choice would have loved to die for the country on the path he chose than being saved by Gandhi. Don't you agree???


  6. Pointing out mistakes in great men and women is normal. Weakness in greatness has appealed to mankind since time immemorial. And revolutionaries could never have freed India. It was only non violence that helped. The path left the British who proclaimed themselves to be the land of laws bent at knees. It was shame that made them leave. And not only History, many contributions go unnoticed. In making a film, there are so many involved, but how many do people recognise? Beating regional emotions to frenzy on who is remembered in the struggle against British is a destructive effort.


  7. Insignia says:

    Not appropriate to comment…I respect each and every great men who fought for freedom…If not for this freedom, would we be blogging about these things? would we be free enough to pass on opinions?


  8. Bikram says:

    @Quest:- I agree with you. @Harman:- Neutral is always good he he he .. YEah he did play a role but not THE role.@Sg:- Agreed with you 100%, Like i said our historians have done a very bad job and politics has not helped either. @Neha:- clever 🙂


  9. Bikram says:

    @Tulika:- Wow.. i did not expect this. Anyway this is what my thoughts are , you got yours. As I said in the note, our politicians and historians have done a ver bad job, no one actually knows what the history is. I got nothing against GANDHI, I just want to know why is he the MAHATAMA .. or father of nation.. Why so and yeah he does have a LOT OF SKELETONS in his cupboard, the politcians just dont want it out.. I have put a link in the note to a book just recently released and it sheds quiet a lot of light on Gandhi's life. NO doubt he was a great politcian and thats all he was, he had the way of getting people along.. and I am sure i have said its not just the revolutionaries who got us independence, its BOTH the ways.. there were rumours about the conspiracy theories regarding Bhagat Singh.. But if you have read Gandhi then you should know the pact he signed was not great tooo. What happened at Jallianwala was that forgivable ?I do agree with what u said about him not saving Bhagat singh. I am sure i have not mentioned that in the article. Gandhi did what was POLITICALLY right. Anyway like i said i dont detest Gandhi but i do detest him being called a MAHATAMA.. and Yeah you have read Gandhi then you know more about him them me.. so you are a better judge.. It was a great comment and sorry if i hurt your feelings… in any way…


  10. Bikram says:

    @The Holy Lama:- Nope dont agree with it that NON VIOLENCE was the only thing that got us independence.. it was combination of a lot of things taking place.. like UDHAM SINGH killing the british officer who shot thousand unarmed at jallianwala bagh… I wish we can free ourself of PETTY politics before taking decisions.. This is what the independence has got us.. PETTY POLITICS and nothing more… We were better off under British Rule then independent…


  11. Bikram says:

    @Insignia:- True what you said .. But .. BUT.. all should get equal thoughts.. why one is the only one who did it all.. HE did not and if you look at it .. ITs the people around Gandhi who actually made him so popular.. Gandhi ALONE could not have done anything. Each one is equal and EQUALLY important .. and because of all there efforts we got independence.. NOT just BECAUSE of ONE.


  12. Neha says:

    not clever; but my thinking is totally different..and I don't want to hurt sentiments..upar se; couple of comments were really sad!


  13. Bikram says:

    @Neha:- awwwwwwwwww anyway not to worry, its people's thoughts , my thoughts .. so everyone has the right to say what they think.. I think Gandhi alone was not the one who got us independence and the Rest of the martyrs are as important and Equal as him.. 🙂


  14. Tulika says:

    @ Bikram:My comment on your comment about Insignia's comment. ( Hope it made some sorta sense).What is the problem if Gandhi gets more importance than other freedom fighters. How many of you go to the script writer of a movie where the movie actor is himself present..? And here Gandhi was both. I'm talking in these terms because this is glim glam stuff ppl today tend to understand. Britishers could not fight back Gandhi as they were handicapped in the language Gandhi fought. It was he who was popular so he gained supporters. And then it strengthened with more supporters coming in. And not the vice versa.And on your question abt why to call him Mahatma, I think a man who did a selfless service, taught us the best things in life, lived for the people. Hence,SHOULD be called MAHATMA. Here The Mahatma not only lived for the nation but also brought us freedom. And its sad that we question our own people and talk obnoxious and atrocious stuff about them. I read about Jad Adams, The "BRITISH" historian (A TV producer, journalist)selling nothing less than hot cakes. Defn in order to read gossip/controversy one would believe his fortune maker of a book than picking up a copy of MY Experiments with Truth. Who cares Truth Wruth ke fundae??!! Isn't it..?ps:And this is actually not intended upon you particularly but all those who question Gandhi. It's an attempt on my side too. Your's is providing a forum. No hard feelings.


  15. Bikram says:

    @Tulika :- No hard feelings.. There is No problem, But as you say he did selfless work, so did others , instead they went a step furthur gave there life for the cause of the nation, or for what they thought was good for the nation. I am not denying what gandhi did , But what i Oppose is that as you mentioned in your comment for example Bhagat singh did wrong he Killed or chose voilence.. So in same way Gandhi too had some wrong decisions he took. I am sure you will agree to that.. I am trying to give EQUAL Importance to BOTH.. EQUAL.. not saying one was better then the other.. Why are the other leaders Not accorded same, Is my question. Why are there two sets of rules for different people , just because Congress has been in power.. all this time. If someone has done wrong then they have.. I am sure we all are educated enough to understand.. and my blog is no forum for anything, Its just my view of what I think.. thats all ..


  16. Anonymous says:

    Ravi Singh :-I hope you are not hinting that Gandhi was weak. In fact he showed the world the art of getting rid of weakness and build the character of strength !Weak minds can never flock in circles of what Gandhi and the likes aspire to be !Ravjote Singh


  17. Bikram says:

    @RAvi:- No i am not .. I am just saying he was not the LONE one who did it … others deserve same credit…


  18. Anonymous says:

    Ravi Singh :-true, however i think there are people with vested interests who like to taint one side or the other. IT is a collective credit. Each did their share. Some have written books calling Gandhi as an enemy which i feel is not fair. The freedom fighters were important in their own part and gandhi had his own role. When will we rise above all this and … See More begin to work together ?Just like in sikh history (to use as an example) there was a time when the guru had to suffer on the hot plate and then later yet another guru instituted the Martial clan the Khalsa to fight. Yet both Gurus worked in unison with their ideology. We can not choose one over the other, similarily different leaders have brought a different diversity of what they could provide. Obviously there were a few hundred thousands in India who were able to just follow the mahatma while the others followed the likes of Bhaga Singh, based on what they were able to muster from within themselves. So to sum it up i think there is wisdom and courage and strength which we need to learn and celibrate in each of these people and feel proud that we come from the same stalk as they did. Yes i feel good that i grew up around similar minded people and can relate a lot of what they may have felt. We can indeed teach our children a lot of good qualities from both of them which would only help them in the times to come.These are my two cents on this topic.Ravjote Singh


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