Kind of takes a serious swipe at his non-aggression mantle…
Another writer highlights Gandi’s anti-Jewish mindset.
Mahatma Gandhi was ‘accommodative’ of Arab violence, claims book
JNU professor P.R. Kumaraswamy says that some of Gandhiji’s writings on Israel were not brought to the public by his secretary Pyarelal.
Mahatma Gandhi was “accommodative” of violence of the Arab Palestinians, even as he advised the Jewish people to counter Germany’s ruler Adolf Hitler through non-violence, a new book has claimed.
In his book, Squaring the Circle: Mahatma Gandhi and the Jewish National Home, P.R. Kumaraswamy of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has revealed that some of the writings of the Mahatma on Israel were not brought to the public by his secretary Pyarelal, and questioned his limited understanding of Judaism.
“By embracing the Islamic claims during the Khilafat phase, he categorically ruled out non-Islamic control or sovereignty over Palestine,” said Professor Kumaraswamy, explaining Mahatma Gandhi’s tilt towards the Arab claims over Palestine. “While urging Jews to practise active non-violence even against Hitler, he was accommodative of Arab violence in Palestine, thereby raising doubts about his lifelong commitment to ahimsa,” he said.