Quote of the Day – Mohandas Gandhi on Marriage

Marriage is not only not a necessity but positively a hindrance to public and humanitarian work. – Mohandas Gandhi, quoted in Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld p.80 Alas, if only the Mahatma had come upon this great wisdom before his marriage he wouldn’t have put his family through so much stress. Greatness often extracts a […]

Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld – Chapter 3; Before he Became Mahatma, Gandhi was a Racist Swine

Would the revelation that Mohandas Gandhi, hailed as the Mahatma (Great Soul) and Father of the Nation, was once given to engaging in racist behavior and trash talking of South African Blacks dismay Indians? No, Indians wouldn’t care save the perfunctory protests (some Indian pigs may even be happy considering how they still look down […]

Quote of the Day – Gandhi on Sex

It is the duty of every thoughtful Indian not to marry. In case he is helpless in regard to marriage, he should abstain from sexual intercourse with his wife. – Mohandas Gandhi, writing in India Opinion. Source: Independent

Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld – Chapter 2

In all fairness, Chapter 2 of Lelyveld’s book Great Soul should rightly be described as the Latrine and Feces Chapter given its preoccupation with turds. So, if you are the sort that gets a hard-on by how Gandhi was repulsed by the stench of the human shit at the Calcutta session of the Indian National […]

Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld – Chapter 1

I believe in walking alone. I came alone in this world, I have walked alone in the valley of the shadow of death, and I shall quit alone, when the time comes. – Mohandas Gandhi, echoing words from a song by the poet Rabindranath Tagore, quoted in Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld p.7 By now, […]

Gandhi Agreed with SI on Use of Coolie

No Indian is a coolie by birth – M.K.Gandhi Source: Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld, p.9 Many of you coolies have directed your ire at us when we hurled the epithet coolie at y’all. Your anger has been gnawing at our vitals since. So in our search for answers, we did what a lot of […]