New book by Rajmohan Gandhi published

24 February, 2016
"Understanding the Founding Fathers: An Enquiry into the Indian Republic’s Beginnings" sets the record straight on the founding fathers as well as their great opponent, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

In this thought-provoking new book, award-winning biographer and historian Rajmohan Gandhi sets the record straight on the founding fathers as well as their great opponent, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Along the way, he answers questions of perennial interest—Who was really responsible for Partition? Were Gandhi and Ambedkar enemies? Did the Mahatma weaken the country’s Hindus? Was he anti-Muslim? Should India have been a Hindu Rashtra? Could the Kashmir issue have been dealt with differently? Would Bose and Patel have led the independent nation better than Gandhi and Nehru?

Understanding the Founding Fathers

24 February, 2016

Rajmohan Gandhi's new book, 'Understanding the Founding Fathers: An Enquiry into the Indian Republic’s Beginnings', is, writes the Times of India, "a thought-provoking work that the author, a grandson of the Mahatma, has penned and despite his relationship, he is quite balanced and freely acknowledges his grandfather's shortcomings and mistakes. And there is something new that most of us will find, though it may not be very salutary, eg. What ex-INA men ended up doing.

Understanding the Founding Fathers: An Enquiry into the Indian Republic’s Beginnings

24 February, 2016

In this thought-provoking book, award-winning biographer and historian Rajmohan Gandhi sets the record straight on the founding fathers as well as their great opponent, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Along the way, he answers questions of perennial interest—Who was really responsible for Partition? Were Gandhi and Ambedkar enemies? Did the Mahatma weaken the country’s Hindus? Was he anti-Muslim? Should India have been a Hindu Rashtra? Could the Kashmir issue have been dealt with differently? Would Bose and Patel have led the independent nation better than Gandhi and Nehru?

Independence and Social Justice: The Ambedkar–Gandhi Debate

11 April, 2015

Taking exception to Arundhati Roy's 'The Doctor and the Saint', this article by Rajmohan Gandhi in 'Economic and Political Weekly', India's leading journal of politics, society and economics, seeks to add to our understanding of the B R Ambedkar-M K Gandhi debate.

AAP win in Delhi polls: Now people will compare performance against promises

12 February, 2015
Rajmohan Gandhi assesses the recent election in an article in the Economic Times.

Rajmohan Gandhi assesses the recent election in an article in the Economic Times

The rising tide of coercion

30 January, 2015
Writing in The Tribune, Rajmohan Gandhi calls for the creation of a climate where diversity and diverse opinions are respected.

Writing in The Tribune, Rajmohan Gandhi calls for the creation of a climate where diversity and diverse opinions are respected.

Mahatma’s ghar wapsi

12 January, 2015
Rajmohan Gandhi writes in the Indian Express about his grandfather.

Rajmohan Gandhi writes in the Indian Express about his grandfather.

Tale of Two Gentlemen

11 January, 2015
The Ahmedabad Mirror interviews Rajmohan Gandhi

The Ahmedabad Mirror interviews Rajmohan Gandhi

The Ambedkar-Gandhi Debate: A Reply to Arundhati Roy

2 January, 2015
Rajmohan Gandhi revisits the historic tension between the goals of independence and social justice, a tension that has continuing relevance and current parallels.

Remembering a prince

3 December, 2014

The Hindu reviews Rajmohan Gandhi’s new book, “The Prince of Gujarat”, which, it says, "brings the story of Darbar Gopaldas Desai to life".

New book

In this thought-provoking book, award-winning biographer and historian Rajmohan Gandhi sets the record straight on the founding fathers as well as their great opponent, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Along the way, he answers questions of perennial interest. More