BBC documentary on Gandhi
Explorer

Sunderland, UK

#1 Oct 11, 2009
Yesterday, I watched an episode in the Gandhi documentary. The programme is presented by Mishael Hussein, a muslim born to Pakistani immigrants, who themselves first left India at the partition time for Pakistan.
Mishail puts the blame of partition on Gandhi in that his actions and statements were not inclusive for many muslims like her parents.
Mishail thinks that Gandhi by prqctising and expousing his personal faith unnerved many muslims. She is then ignorant of the policies of the Congress party over many years. She then also does not take into account the views of the congress leader Nehru. Also, she ignores many muslims like Chagal who pleaded otherwise and they never had regrets of not moving to Pakistan.
Yes, there were fears of being minority and many more moved after the partition due to the violence instigated by the fact of the partition. Many had to move because of intimidation after the fact of partition.
However, the root of a separate muslim state were laid long time before the 1930s. That made Iqbal draw a map. The seeds were sown because of the religion and sentiments like " we ruled before and we cannot accept being rules as a minority."
Gandhi made many attemts to stop partition and that incuded offering gthe leadrship ti Jinnah.
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hateNBP

Gravesend, UK

#2 Oct 25, 2009
Gandhi just wanted PEACE and he still hasnt got it evern though he has been dead for 61 YEARS, indipendant india has turned their back on Gandhi!
hateBNP

Poole, UK

#3 Oct 26, 2009
Explorer wrote:
Yesterday, I watched an episode in the Gandhi documentary. The programme is presented by Mishael Hussein, a muslim born to Pakistani immigrants, who themselves first left India at the partition time for Pakistan.
Mishail puts the blame of partition on Gandhi in that his actions and statements were not inclusive for many muslims like her parents.
Mishail thinks that Gandhi by prqctising and expousing his personal faith unnerved many muslims. She is then ignorant of the policies of the Congress party over many years. She then also does not take into account the views of the congress leader Nehru. Also, she ignores many muslims like Chagal who pleaded otherwise and they never had regrets of not moving to Pakistan.
Yes, there were fears of being minority and many more moved after the partition due to the violence instigated by the fact of the partition. Many had to move because of intimidation after the fact of partition.
However, the root of a separate muslim state were laid long time before the 1930s. That made Iqbal draw a map. The seeds were sown because of the religion and sentiments like " we ruled before and we cannot accept being rules as a minority."
Gandhi made many attemts to stop partition and that incuded offering gthe leadrship ti Jinnah.
There
I dont think that she is putting the blame on Gandhi, this is a documenry on gandhi not who was resonsible for the partition, and everyone knows jinah was responsble.
hateBNP

Poole, UK

#4 Oct 26, 2009
PEOPLE PLEASE watch all 3, very ineresting and factual!
Explorer

Aberdeen, UK

#5 Oct 26, 2009
hateBNP wrote:
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I dont think that she is putting the blame on Gandhi, this is a documenry on gandhi not who was resonsible for the partition, and everyone knows jinah was responsble.
She did so when she explains as to why muslims like her parents opted for Pakistan. She then does not go on to refer to some prominent muslims who decided to stay and others decided to go only after witnessing the religion based violence after independence in both countries.
Lokkur Vasanthi Rao

Bangalore, India

#6 Mar 10, 2012
I found a freshness in Hussains "Gandhi"; for someone of her generation.
She has done her homework no doubt but how many in India are interested ?..
The Concept of Satyagraha was not invented by Gandhi he was aware that this could well be misused.. Gandhi's[ The Mahathma of course ] simplicity was complex he was as much interested and worked towards " Moksha " from becoming to being .. for a cause [ Purushartha ] only those who have complete knowledge of Hindu Intellectual heritage also ; of other religions can see through his actions ..
Given a choice he would have made a good prof of Moral Philosophy at Oxford .. but circumstances made him a universal " Guru." The Bhagawathgita became a weapon in his hands in every sense ;. which was [ The Gita ] was according to me a reaction . rather reformed theory for who an ideal " Pandit" is not someone born in to Brahmin caste but who becomes a Karmayogi" Like Lord Rama ...
The British Empire built modern India . Dyer was doing his duty [ misguided] look at Godse killing him at a prayer meeting !! he was as patriotic if not more as The Mahathma was ..who did not try to win everybody's heart and mind . he was equally misguided .
All of them had " tunnel vision " Great soul or otherwise .
Mahatham Gandhi will always be relevant . as one gets caught up in " Dharma Sankat " ;translated moral dilemma everywhere .
Hussain can improve on this by getting her facts right .
Gandhi called old Mysore State " Rama Raj" when British more or less controlled the affairs .. were fair minded and virtue was rewarded unlike now. They encouraged Hindu religious practices
influencing Maharaja Of Mysore .

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