January 30 marks the 68th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.  While widely held up as the key figure responsible for the independence of India and a pacifist icon, the story of Gandhi and Indian independence is much more complex.  Whether his pacifism really worked is highly debatable.

See our two critical appraisals here:

Creepy old Gandhi: demystifying the Mahatma

How successful was/is Gandhian peaceful civil disobedience? 

 

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