Unadulterated Arrogance

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Gandhi's Prisoner

Mahatma Gandhi's iron-fisted control over the life of his son is the focus of a newly-released book in South Africa, written by his great granddaughter.

Controversially titled 'Gandhi's Prisoner? The Life of Gandhi's Son, Manilal', the 400-page book released last week is written by Uma Dhuphelia-Mesthrie and explores the Gandhi family's early years in South Africa in the early 1900s.

"Manilal didn't have a choice. He wanted to be a doctor but Gandhi didn't allow him to study at all. He would have liked to marry a particular woman but his father wouldn't allow that," Dhuphelia-Mesthrie told AFP.

Gandhi is supposedly synonymous with freedom and here he is denying the freedom to his own son, Gandhi in my opinion is nothing more than a P.R ploy, he wanted to make headlines. He could have saved India by wearing normal Indian clothes; but he chose to dress like a beggar... why?..just for the attention.. he was a megalomaniac..Period!!!! Gandhi left South Africa with his family in 1914 but sent Manilal, the second of four boys, back to keep his legacy alive. If Gandhi was only interested in the Indian freedom struggle, he should have not let his son go back, his son should have stayed back and fought for India. Gandhi was not a saint but a political genius... I never liked the guy and never will.... Japan became a world economic power after the WWII... if it weren't for Gandhi we would also have reached that status long before... but kudos are due to Indira Gandhi for setting India back into the position of becoming a world power. May his soul rest in peace but I still despise Mahatma Gandhi.. SIEG HAIL

3 Comments:

  • All right, show me your butt, I want to kick it really hard!
    Gandhi was a little cranky, I agree, but he was not a megalomaniac. He had certain ideas, and was not ready to compromise on them, but to call him an ego centric is downright foolish.
    Again, show me you butt, boy, so I can kick it hard, all the way to Germany!!

    By Blogger Raju, at 9/23/2004 05:06:00 AM  

  • Are you really that stupid to say such things. You can't call Ghandi a megalomaniac! You really no nothing, determined and ambitious is alot different to the bullshit your saying. Get a life.

    By Blogger Benjamin Solah, at 1/20/2005 04:48:00 PM  

  • This coming from a Guy who knows all about GANDHI who still can't spell the name right eh?... maybe I went over the board a little but so has the world when they justify his achievements.... what comments I have made, I have done so with supporting evidence.. if possible you are requested to do the same and then we will see.

    By Blogger injinuity, at 1/21/2005 01:26:00 AM  

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