[Marxism] Gandhi and Bhagat Singh

dajj1950 at primusonline.com.au dajj1950 at primusonline.com.au
Sun Oct 14 00:58:05 MDT 2012


>-- Original Message --
>Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:47:21 +1300
>From: Philip Ferguson <philipferguson8 at gmail.com>
>Subject: [Marxism] Gandhi and Bhagat Singh
>Reply-To: Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition
>	<marxism at greenhouse.economics.utah.edu>
>To: douglas jordan <dajj1950 at primusonline.com.au>

>> Bhagat Singh was disillusioned with Gandhi's methods of gaining freedom
>> for India; some would argue it was for good reason. In his zeal to
>> spiritualize the freedom movement, Gandhi made tactical mistakes, calling
>> off the Non-Cooperation Movement is but one. There is a possibility that
>> independence could have come sooner and partition may have been avoided.
>> Remember that Bhagat Singh was only 23 when he was executed in 1931.

I think George Orwell made the same point in the Penguin edition of his collected
writings.
doug jordan
>





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