Gandhi: The Father of Modern India by Pratima Mitchell

By Pratima Mitchell

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To him, Indians were all brothers. Mohandas did what he had always done – he went to the most troubled area, the remote region of Noakhali, to try and teach people to love, trust and respect one another. He stayed one or two days in each village, talking to the villagers and praying for peace. He spent four months on what he called “the most difficult and complicated mission of my life”. By his example, peace reigned once again. On August 15, 1947, India finally became free of British rule. It had been a long journey.

30 S ix months after independence, Mohandas was walking to an afternoon prayer meeting at a friend’s house in New Delhi. He was seventyeight, and walked slowly, with his arms around two young female relatives. Suddenly a man came up and greeted him. As Mohandas folded his hands in namaste, the stranger pointed a pistol at him and fired. “Hey Rama” (“Oh God”) were Mohandas’s last words as he fell. He had been killed by a Hindu who could not accept his message of love and peace between Muslims and Hindus.

Mohandas did what he had always done – he went to the most troubled area, the remote region of Noakhali, to try and teach people to love, trust and respect one another. He stayed one or two days in each village, talking to the villagers and praying for peace. He spent four months on what he called “the most difficult and complicated mission of my life”. By his example, peace reigned once again. On August 15, 1947, India finally became free of British rule. It had been a long journey. But despite all Mohandas’s efforts, India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan.

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