Winston Churchill favoured letting Gandhi die if he went on hunger strike, newly published Cabinet papers show.

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi was eventually assassinated by a Hindu loyalist on 30 Jan 1948
Comment: Notwithstanding the fact that Winston Chuchill denigrated  Mahatma Gandhi by calling him – the half-naked fakir – Mahatma Gandhi was voted the greatest (the most influencial) person of the last 1000 years – Saturday, 1 January, 2000, 08:46 GMT

Heads prefer Gandhi to Churchill:
Wednesday, 1 December, 1999, 08:09 GMT
Indira Gandhi voted the ‘greatest woman’ of the past 1000 years
 Indira Gandhi was India’s First & the World’s Second female prime minister (1960: Mrs  Siramavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) being the world’s first female Prime Minister.)
Women in Politics: A Timeline


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3 responses to “Winston Churchill favoured letting Gandhi die if he went on hunger strike, newly published Cabinet papers show.

  1. sillygloop

    Mahatma Gandhi will always be a model for leadership and management for his leadership style that embraced democratic values and exemplified a humble approach to leadership.

  2. sillygloop

    Hi Anant,I’ve seen that movie many times and still love sitting thru it and letting my mind wander about the struggle and compare it with present times. I mostly feel the present generation is not deserving of the struggle and there is a need for us to redeem ourselves and prove worthy of the freedom obtained at such a high cost. Maybe one day that will dawn and there will be good deeds done…awaiting the day :)Vijay

  3. sillygloop

    Hi Anant,Yeah I am 26 but the I guess I speak from the wisdom of the ages (thanks to countless books, news programs, movies and other sources of information 🙂 which makes me dissasociate from the present generation consumerist society which cares not for the moral values that are so important in any society. Self preservation and indulgence has reached the zenith and there’s little room for concern and empathy for others. While this seems like a bleak picture, it is not that bad thanks to a few good souls who believe in being good and doing good. But, when we talk of a generation, we talk of the majority and that majority needs to be much better and should get evidenced by the leaders and the governments – we all know there is scope for much improvement on that count. The criminalization of politics has been a non-issue here in India and that concerns me a lot – how can you have criminals running your country and making the laws of the land? That’s a ‘non-issue’ to boot!The lives lost during the long freedom struggle and the pains suffered by the populace including the lathis many people had to brave would all get included when we talk of the high price of our freedom. In the light of that price, the ghettoisation of society and plummeting moral values demean that sacrifice and hence arises the need to redeem in full a debt to be paid to the people whose selfless sacrifice has enabled us to see this day today.The question of separation is quite a vast topic on its own – it remains at once a question of religion, egotist leaders, civil administration and also a fear of the resurgence of a former colony…what do you think?Take care!Vijay

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