Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

My professional interest in Gandhi revolves around several managerial questions: How did he manage his ashrams? How were they financed? How did he build leaders? and so on. I have been a student of Gandhi for a long time and each reading of a book by or about Gandhi raises for me as many questions as it tries to provide answers and keeps distracting me from my focus!

This page provides some pictures, references, and my on-going reflections on Gandhi.

References

I have found the following sources useful.

Institute of Gandhian Studies, Wardha. Sponsored by the Bajaj Foundation. Jamnalal Bajaj was a follower and supporter of Gandhi.

Gandhi Heritage Portal. An official site, managed by the Sabarmati Ashram, with a large collection of books on and by Gandhi, available free for you to read in digital format. Including the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi.

National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi. They have a great library, bookstore, and an on-line catalog.

Gandhigram Trust, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. Inspired by Gandhi and continue to work on his principles.

Reflection

We have had wars for a long time and find it has not solved any problems. Yet, we refuse to give non-violence a respectable position at the table while searching for solutions to conflicts. Even governments who have ruled India uniformly praise Gandhi and tout non-violence while they don’t hesitate to use violent means in internal conflicts. Why?

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Geneva

Wellington, New Zealand

New York Union Square

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