- Aug 2017
Please elaborate on what you mean by "than fighting them" where it concerns South Asian Muslims. Would you rather he have advocated for pogroms or for genocide of the subcontinent's Muslim population?He was more concerned with appeasing the British or Muslims than fighting them.
No, by taking people like Patel and Nehru under his fold and designating the latter as his successor, he actually contributed significantly to the establishment and preservation of Indian democracy. Anyone who has bothered to read the institutional contributions of Nehru to Indian democracy will immediately understand this.He undermined democracy causing Nehru to become PM.
Interesting. Would you rather India raze Kashmir or Pakistani cities like Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and Karachi at the slightest provocation and thereby risk universal international condemnation and sanctions?His way of thinking was weak. Only Gandhian ideals could have led to India's idiotic "no first use" nuclear policy that allowed Pakistan to operate in Kashmir without fear of
No, a combination of factors led to the British decision to quit India. While Gandhi's protests did not lead to immediate independence, his mass non-cooperation and civil disobedience movements certainly contributed to increasing British concessions to Indians for greater autonomy and self-rule. After WW2, the state of the British economy and military, the sheer discontent of the Indian population (Gandhi's contribution), the ascendancy of the sympathetic Labor government under Clement Atlee, and American pressure for Britain to give up its empire contributed to the British realizing the untenability of their control over India and finally leaving.His version of ahimsa is an idioctic philosophy and can only culminate in self starvation leading to death. The British benefited from him because they did not want a repeat of 1857. There were actually a couple of large scale army mutinies after WW1 and WW2. These were probably more persuasive to the British to pack their bags than a starving, self righteous bald vegan who was more of an amusement to his foes than anything else.