Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Profession: Politician, Lawyer, Peace Activist, Philosopher


Brothers of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Laxmidas Karamchand Gandhi,
Karsandas Gandhi

Father of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Karamchand Gandhi, Dewan (chief minister) of Porbandar state

Mother of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Putlibai Gandhi (Homemaker)

Sister of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Raliatbehn Gandhi

Wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Kasturba Gandhi

Favourite Author of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Leo Tolstoy

Favourite Persons of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Gautama Buddha, Harishchandra, and his mother Putlibai

Controversies of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

In 2016, some Ghanian students called for the removal of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus. They accused Gandhi of being racist towards black people by holding the view that Indians were higher than them. This view was also held by two South African professors Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed who claimed that Gandhi labelled black Africans as 'savage,' 'raw' and "indolent'. Gandhi also demanded separate entrances for blacks and Indians at the Durban post office while he was living in South Africa.   In 1906, Gandhi took an oath to abstain from sex life. Gandhi carried out several experiments to test himself as a celibate. He brought his grandniece Manubehn to sleep naked in his bed as part of a spiritual experiment in which Gandhi could test himself as a "Brahmachari". Several other young women and girls also sometimes shared his bed as part of his experiments. These experiments took flak from most of the Indian Politicians and the people of India.  

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