Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity. By G. B. Singh. Reviewed by Baldev Singh. “Truth comes out breaking the walls of a fortress” is a Punjabi saying. For the. Read Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on G.B. Singh has undertaken just such a task. Book: ‘Gandhi – behind the mask of divinity’ Author: G.B. Singh Cover to Cover is the naujawani guide to Sikh and Punjabi books that you need.

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Portraits of Gandhi depicted him as Hindu avatar and Christian saint. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Professor Manfred Steger, author of Gandhi’s Dilemma: The Indian government under Prime Minister Indra Gandhi financed one-third the cost of the production of the movie “Gandhi” for the portrayal of Gandhi as “an absolute pacifist.

Among prominent leaders of the twentieth century, perhaps no one is more highly regarded than Mahatma Gandhi.

In this explosive, intriguing, and provocative investigation, Colonel G. Harpreet Kaur marked it as to-read Dec 23, Singh charges that the behnd image Among prominent leaders of the twentieth century, perhaps no one is more highly regarded than Mahatma Gandhi.

G.b.ingh the same time, Steger said fo the author offers “much better evidence” for the second thesis, Gandhi’s racist attitude. Later parts 4, and 5 diviinty Gandhi’s politics before and after the Boer War in South Africa, providing examples of what the author sees as racism from Gandhi towards blacks. Starchaser rated it really liked it Dec 30, Despite his famous philosophy of nonviolent resistance satyagrahaColonel Singh’s analysis of the evidence leads him to conclude that Gandhi’s ideology was in fact rooted in racial animosity, first if blacks in South Africa and later against whites in India.

Bhuvanesh Khandelwal marked it as to-read Jan 05, The Russian Revolution of spurted national movements against colonial rule. Xavier William in the Midwest Diviity Review accused the author of mud slinging and compared it to another anti-Gandhi piece written by Khushwant Singh. He was horrified when he was lodged with “natives” in the same jail ward.


Ratan rated it really liked it Aug 16, Gandhi and Ethnic Cleansing.

Additionally, the Partition of India in is one of the major upheavals of the twentieth century. Part 6 of the book deals with Gandhi’s alleged caste ideology and black Untouchables of India. The second part deals with Gandhi’s alleged role in war against blacks during the Bambatha Rebellion Zulu war followed by part 3 of the book in which the author talks about the methodology of Satyagraha used by Gandhi to uphold the status of Indians by preaching racial hatred and segregation against South African blacks.

Meeting the African Americans. In his letter he wrote to the Viceroy in, he said, ” One of his reason for launching sivinity Civil Disobedient Movement is to contain the violence of revolutionaries. Gandhi and the Untouchables. Meeting the South African Indian Delegation.

Getting Ready for Satyagraha.

Be the first to write a review. Lia marked it as to-read Sep 25, Dilshan Samara marked it as to-read Jun 15, Impressed with lavish propaganda about Gandhi in the West, the Hindu propaganda machine came into action and it churned out a plethora of literature to elevate Gandhi to the status of twentieth century Hindu god — “The seventh reincarnation of Vishnu, Lord Rama,” proclaimed Krishnalal Shridharni.

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Gandhi : Behind the Mask of Divinity by G. B. Singh (2004, Hardcover)

How could Gandhi, a diehard supporter of the caste system think of the welfare of African blacks he regarded lower than the Untouchables of India – slightly above the animal level? The last part of the book deals with masj “White Murders” done during Satyagraha movements against the British which Singh contends have been ignored by Gandhian scholars.

During bloody demonstrations and riots against the visit of Prince of Wales, William Francis Doherty, an American citizen working in Bombay was murdered. The author also says that Gandhi had accepted the superiority and predominance of the white race, and believed that the upper-caste Indians shared with the Europeans a common Aryan heritage.


It starts by presenting a majority of earlier publications on Gandhi and the interactions and exposure if any of the authors of those publications to Gandhi and his ideology.

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Archived from the original on November 12, Singh charges that the popular image of Gandhi is highly misleading. In his book, Gandhi’s Philosophy and the Quest for Harmonythe author Anthony Parel termed Singh’s book as “scurrilous”, “crude bias”, and “deplorable ignorance”.

Racial Politics before the Boer War. Nick rated it did not like it Dec 23, Open Preview See a Problem?

Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity by G.B. Singh

He suggested to Rev, Doke to civilize the Kaffirs by converting them to Christianity vandhi by infusing Aryan blood into their race. The evidence presented here is not a matter of speculation or distorted interpretation.

Gandhi Under Cross Examination. My hope is that it will provoke honest, healthy, and open dialogue and foster more critical scrutiny about him Years of dedicated research on Gandhi convinced me that our hero was fundamentally a racist.

No eBook available Amazon. See details for additional description. Pratik Butte Patil rated it it was ok Jan 14, The book claims that the Christian clergy first started “the Gandhi myth” — they wanted to elevate Gandhi to a 20th-century messiah and then convert him to Christianity, something that would open the floodgate for evangelizing Hindu masses.

But later on due to emergence of new racial groups due to miscegenation between the two groups, Varna Ashrama Dharma evolved into caste system tied to hereditary occupations. I was expecting some more hidden truth about true personality of Gandhi.