The Assassination of Gandhi: Left Reflections

On January 30, 1948, Mohandas K Gandhi, widely known as Mahatma Gandhi, was shot point blank and killed by Nathuram Godse after a prayer meeting in Delhi.

Godse was closely affiliated with the RSS, the core Hindutva organization that has underpinned the long and steady rise of Hindu nationalism. While the RSS was temporarily banned after the assassination, its reach can be illustrated by the fact that India’s current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has been an RSS member since the 1970s.

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Assoc Prof, English, Ohio St (postcolonial/ethnic studies). Social justice organizer. Writer, speaker. Desi. Family guy. Singer. Wannabe cook. He/him. @redguju.

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Pranav Jani

Assoc Prof, English, Ohio St (postcolonial/ethnic studies). Social justice organizer. Writer, speaker. Desi. Family guy. Singer. Wannabe cook. He/him. @redguju.