Gandhi's grandson praises social media

Gandhi's grandson praises social media

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 7 (UPI) -- Mahatma Gandhi's grandson said during a visit to Texas his grandfather would have used social media Web sites if they had been available to him.

Gandhi grandson quits Gandhi institute

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi has resigned as head of the M.K. Gandhi Institute of Nonviolence in New York in the wake of an anti-Jewish blog posting.

2nd generation peacemakers meet in London

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- Children and one grandchild of famous leaders and peace activists of the 20th century launched the Gen II Global Peace Initiative in London this week.

Mahatma's grandson urges non-violence

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi who won India's freedom through his non-violence struggle, urges Palestinians to adopt the same tactic.

Gandhi grandson to teach Palestinians

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The grandson of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is teaching Palestinians the art of peaceful civil disobedience, the Haaretz newspaper reports Friday.
Arun Gandhi
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, speaks to those gathered at the National Press Club on February 28, 2005 to discuss "De-Militarizing Foreign Relations: The Nexus of Gandhian and Kingian Nonviolence" in Washington. Gandhi talked about changing western societies culture of violence to cause change rather than always resorting to violence...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)

Arun Manilal Gandhi (born April 14, 1934) is the fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi through his second son Manilal. Following the footsteps of his grandfather, he is also a socio-political activist, although he eschews the ascetic lifestyle of his grandfather.

Born in Durban, South Africa on April 14, 1934 to Sushila and Manilal Gandhi, Arun's childhood days under South Africa's apartheid for someone of Indian heritage was difficult. Like many Indians, he was demeaned by Europeans for not being white, ostracized by Africans for not being black, and subject to racially motivated violence from extremists in both groups.

While living with his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi from 1946 until his assassination in 1948, Arun experienced the most tumultuous period in India's struggle to free itself from British rule. He saw the first-hand effects of a national campaign for liberation which was carried out through both violent and nonviolent means. Both the events and Mahatma Gandhi's teachings strongly influenced Arun.

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