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Tributes to Gandhiji

  • Kingsley Martin

    Editor, New Statesman & Nation, London

    His brave campaign The Mahatma did not teach a soft doctrine of complacence but he did, like Jesus Christ, convince millions of people that the only alternative to an endless succession of hates and wars was to realise that truth and love were the supreme methods of warfare, for the only true victory is to turn your enemy into your friend…I was present when Mahatma Gandhi held his prayer meeting at Mehrauli Tomb, as part of his brave and beneficent campaign to end hatred and bitterness between Hindus and Muslims. People sometimes speak as if the western world is incapable of appreciation of such a life as Gandhi's ...But they some- times forget what Gandhi always remembered that Christ himself taught a doctrine that was closely akin to ahimsa...


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