Ghandi also thought of himself as a prestigious Hindu theologian.<quoted text>
Passive resistance! I didn't know that about Chesterton. Ghandi is a favorite and I have a few books here about him, but they don't mention Chesterton. I'm not surprised that Ghandi favored him, though.
He thought even though he was a Hindu, he could show the Indians how to use their individual religions to create peace. It was ironic that he was murdered BY one of his own Hindus for "wanting" to create peace among those who were intent on using their dogmas to right-fight.
Just as the Protestants and Catholics will probably never agree on who will be rewarded with the blissful state of "heaven," the Indians will probably never agree on who holds the place of prestige in Svargam.