On this day in 1906 Mahatma Gandhi launched the modern nonviolent resistance movement, Satyagraha, in South Africa in response to a law passed by British colonial government against Asians. Gandhi developed the idea of Satyagraha to win over adversaries without shedding a drop of blood.
The Leaflet has commissioned a series of articles on Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. This is the first article in this series written by senior journalist Nachiketa Desai—who is son of Narayan Desai, Gandhi’s biographer, and grandson of Mahadev Desai, who was Gandhi’s principal secretary from 1917-42.
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As whistle-blower IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt completes one year in jail, the message from Gandhi’s Gujarat in his 150th birth anniversary seems ominous: If you speak the Truth, you shall be banished!