Posts Tagged ‘gandhi’

This is an excerpt from Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s most powerful Prime Minister Death of Indira, Birth of a Legend On 31 October 1984, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by two of her own bodyguards, both Sikhs. The assassination sparked a bloody anti-Sikh pogrom – the 1984 Delhi anti-Sikh riots –...

Written by Vaibhav Purandare. He is a senior editor at The Times of India, and author of Savarkar: The True Story of the Father of Hindutva, published by Juggernaut Books, Aug 2019. August 17, 2019 marked the 110th anniversary of the hanging of Madan Lal Dhingra, the young Punjabi revolutionary who assassinated...

The Chocolate Men When the corps disbanded on 14 February 1900, Gandhi raised the issue of the ‘Queen’s Chocolate’ that had been given as a gift to (white) soldiers. He wrote to Chamberlain on 22 February to request a chocolate each for the Ambulance Corps leaders who had ‘volunteered without pay’ and would...