At the age of 16, Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, answered the door one day to receive a message for his father, then editor of the daily Hindustan Times. The message read: ‘Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, shot. Further details to follow.’ The young Gandhi, keen to impress, retorted: ‘I hope the further news will be that he is dead.’
Full text of the Sarat Bose Memorial Lecture by Rajmohan Gandhi Netaji Bhawan, Kolkata, 6.30 pm, Saturday 6 March 2010
The visit of Rajmohan and Usha Gandhi was on the invitation of Initiatives of Change, Sri Lanka. The visit, the main purpose of which was to meet friends from the past and in relatively small groups, those who could help in building bridges between the many groups, who over the years had allowed barriers to arise and divisions of mistrust to be created. The visit had as its theme, ‘ Onward with Truth and Integrity for Justice and Peace. ’
The Gandhis were met on arrival at 2230 hrs, at the VIP lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport by Ms. Rohini de Mel and Hiran Fernando.
Rajmohan Gandhi strongly advised against labelling all Pakistanis as terrorists and shared his three-point mantra for India to become a world power, one of which was that people in the country should stop stereotyping on the basis of religion. He was speaking at a lecture organised on the 50th death anniversary of Gandhi's close aide J.C. Kumarappa, who died at Jan 30, 1960.
Geeta Doctor interviews Rajmohan Gandhi about his new book.
Rajmohan Gandhi visits Chennai to launch his new book 'A Tale of Two Revolts'
Rajmohan Gandhi flagged off the one-year long celebration in Mathrubhumi to commemorate 75 years of Mahatma Gandhi's visit to the daily.
A review of 'A Tale of Two Revolts' by Narendra Nag in the 'Asian Age'
To mark 75 years since Gandhiji's visit, Rajmohan Gandhi inaugurated the year-long celebrations at Mathrubhumi, Kerala