A collection of FAQs / Myths about Mahatma Gandhi

Maharma Gandhi



  1. Father of the Nation
  2. Responsible for Pakistan
  3. 55 Crores to Pakistan
  4. Belligerence of Muslims
  5. Sufficient for everybody's Need, not for Greed
  6. Nobel Peace Prize
  7. Quotation of Customer
  8. Seven Social Sins
  9. Gandhi's 11 Vows
  10. Scrawny Man?
  11. Was Gandhi a Saint?
  12. His Tradition Carried On?
  13. Was Indira Gandhi Related to Gandhi?
  14. Nonviolence According to Gandhi
  15. Inventor of Nonviolence?
  16. Is Nonviolence Hard to Practice?
  17. What is Satyagraha?
  18. Is Nonviolent Action Easiest Way?
  19. Nonviolence Works?
  20. Myth about Gandhi's Nonviolent Action
  21. Solving Unemployment
  22. Advocating Vegetarianism?
  23. What do Gandhi think about Christianity?
  24. Why Gandhiji was against Violence?
  25. Gandhiji, you have said that men who do not work, eat stolen food. What does it mean?
  26. Gandhi's letter to the Viceroy regarding the sentence of death to Bhagat Singh


  1. Gandhi And The Black People of South Africa By James d Hunt
  2. Resistance To The Soul: Gandhi And His Critics - By Michael F. Plotkin

Further Reading

(Complete Book available online) Spitting At The Sun

(Assassination of Gandhi :
Facts vs. Falsehood)

About This Book

Written by :Chunibhai Vaidya
Translated by :Ramesh Dave
Printed by : Umiya Offset,
Ahmedabad - 380 014,
First Published : November 1998
Printed and Published by :
Gujarat Loksamiti,
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Mahatma Gandhi And His Myths


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Gandhiji, how do you think making one's own cloth and inheriting one's ancestral profession solve modern problems ?

One has to acknowledge that poverty and unemployment are still Himalayan problems in the modern world. We started spinning and weaving as a means of solving unemployment as well as a resolution of self-reliance (Indians need not depend on the European mills for clothing). As we progress technologically, it is of utmost importance to include the downtrodden and the under-privileged in the scheme of things. While making of one's own cloth was only symbolic, in India it represented a non-violent protest against the British rule, as it culminated in the boycott of western clothing. I believe that for a nation to prosper, it is very important that its people are employed and the nation is self-reliant.
The issue of ancestral profession, while common in many other societies, is a problem of enormous proportion in India, where one's dignity in the society was attached to one's profession. I have done everything in my capability to fight against untouchability and indignity of labor. Again, in a country divested of its resources by the occupying powers, new jobs are hard to come by and I felt that as long as we can work to remove social barriers attached to professions, inheriting the family profession is the best way to employ the newer generation.
Happiness does not come from money. It can come from taking pride in one's work and recognizing its contribution to society as a whole. So it is of primary importance that in a society, especially one under foreign rule, there are jobs for people to work and feed their families. Only then we can fight for other rights such as freedom.