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What Did Mahatma Gandhi Think of Black People?

Mahatma Gandhi (AP Photo)
Mahatma Gandhi (AP Photo)

(The Washington Post) – Was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the revered leader of India’s freedom movement, a racist?

A controversial new book by two South African university professors reveals shocking details about Gandhi’s life in South Africa between 1893 and 1914, before he returned to India.

During his stay in South Africa, Gandhi routinely expressed “disdain for Africans,” says S. Anand, founder of Navayana, the publisher of the book titled “The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire.”

According to the book, Gandhi described black Africans  as “savage,” “raw” and living a life of “indolence and nakedness,” and he campaigned relentlessly to prove to the British rulers that the Indian community in South Africa was superior to native black Africans. The book combs through Gandhi’s own writings during the period and government archives and paints a portrait that is at variance with how the world regards him today.

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  1. You are missing the Theological and Historical basis for the anti-black and anti-African bias of the Hindoo. Gandhi is just 1 man.

    Hindoos and Indians, by extension , are anti-black anti-african, by genetic, ideological and theological design.

    The Southern Indians – also called Sudroids,are offspringed from the Negroids of Africa..Indian History records that several Abyssinian sunni slaves,from Nigeria and Ethiopia,came to India as slaves and then became soldiers,and thereafter became kings who ruled over Bengal,The Deccan and Central India for centuries.dindooohindoo

    The Indians are ashamed about this – when they see Africans in their nation – as this part of their history is not taught,in any Indian History – Educational Book !

    Abyssinian Muslim slave kings also trained “so called gurerilla fighters”, who later became kings – like Shivaji.This is also a fact that Hindoos refuse to acknowledge -as it shames them.

    Hindoos state that Rama of Ramayana was a fair skinned blue eyed god.In reality,as per the Ramayana, Rama was a black skinned man (as stated below) whose wife ran off and was in love with another african,who was the king of Lanka – called Ravana.

    Book II : Ayodhya Kanda – Book Of Ayodhya

    Chapter[Sarga] 2

    तेषामायाचितं देव त्वत्प्रसादा त्समृद्ध्यताम् |
    राममिन्दीवरश्यामं सर्वशत्रुनिबर्हणम् || २-२-५३
    पश्यामो यौवराज्यस्थं तव राजोत्तमाऽअत्मजम् |

    “Oh best of kings, Dasaratha ! We shall see Rama adorned with princely kingdom. Your son Rama has the complexion of a black lotus flower and annihilates all his enemies. Let the wish of the people be fulfilled by your grace.

    Rama’s wife spent 12 years with Ravana – and produced 2 kids – Luv and Kush.The Kushites of Africa claim lineage from Kush (Ravana was a Black man and Kush was Black)

    This is a source of acute discomfort to the Hindoos !

    The fair skinned Indians are the offspring of the Scythians, Sakas, Greeks,Mongols,Mughals,Persians etc who pillaged Indian women, and some stayed back in Hindoosthan and settled with Hindoos,and their own breed.So they are,at best. a mongrel race.

    These fair skinned people wrote the Rig Veda and other vedas, wherein “hate of the black skin” and their “extermination is rationalised,justified,eulogised and celebrated”.Black skinned inhabitants of India in the era of the Rig Veda were called “Dasyus”.

    The Theological Proof

    Black Colour

     “He, much invoked, hath slain Dasyus and Simyus, after his wont, and laid them low with arrows.The mighty thunderer with his “fair-complexioned friends” won the land, the sunlight, and the waters.” (Rig Veda I:100:18.Rg.V.III.34.9)

     The ancient singer praises the god who “destroyed the Dasyans and protected the Aryan colour.”

     Indra is praised for “killing thousands” of the “abject tribes of Dasas”, with his arrow and taking great vengeance,with “murdering weapons.” (Rig Veda IV:28:3-4)

     The sacrificer poured out thanks to his god for “scattering the slave bands of black descent”, and for stamping out ” the vile Dasyan colour.” (Rg.V. II.20.7, II.12.4 ] Rg.V.I.130.8)

    As per the Rig Veda, the Dasyus are “fit to be killed” anytime and any where. Sample the Rigveda , as under :

    1.8.65 Mantra 65 – Indra (Author: Pragatha Kanva)

     Indra, both worlds complained to thee when uttering thy fearful roar, What time thou “smotest Dasyus dead”.

    1.8.87 Mantra 87 – Indra (Authors: Krsna Angiras, Dyumnika Vasistha, Priyamedha Angiras)

     For thou art he, O Indra, wiio stormeth all castles of the foe,”Slayer of Dasyus”, man’s Supporter, Lord of Heaven.

    1.8.66 Mantra 66 – Indra (Author: Kali Pragatha)

     The Vrtra-slayer smote them all as “spokes are hammered” into naves:The Dasyu-killer waxed in might

    1.5.29 Mantra 29 – Agni (Author: Gauriviti Saktya)

     Thou slewest “noseless Dasyus”, with thy weapon, and in their home hostile speakers.

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