Gandhi Letters and Facts: The Mahatma and the Poetess

Facts about Gandhi

The Mahatma Gandhi Letters

The Mahatma Gandhi (also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) philosophy has been one of India’s greatest exports. The Mahatma led the Indian freedom struggle in a truly “out-of-the-box” manner. The success of his approach led to India’s freedom. His life and principles have been documented in many forms of media, such as Hollywood movie “Gandhi”, which won 8 out of 11 nominations, including Best Picture. Similarly, there have been many books and articles on the life and facts about Gandhi. One such book, The Mahatma And The Poetess: Being A Selection Of Letters Exchanged Between Gandhiji And Sarojini Naidu, has triggered the creation of a play. The play presents some unique facts about Gandhi and you have an opportunity to watch it.

The Mahatma and the Poetess is a tale about the nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu, and the Mahatma. It all started in August 1914, when Sarojini Naidu met the Mahatma. Sarojini at the time was a well-known poet, freedom fighter and a great orator. The Mahatma motivated and focused Sarojini’s energy towards the fight for freedom. In thir relationship, there were many letters, which reveal facts about Gandhi, the nature of their relationship, and many other facts about Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu. The Gandhi principles (truth, non-violence, vegetarianism, simplicity, and faith) also get highlighted in these letters.

The Mahatma and the Poetess is directed and presented by Tom Alter and Mrinalini V Sarabhai. Tom Alter is a well-known Bollywood actor and English Theatre actor and writer, while Mrinalini is more known for her dancing skills and activism. She is also one of the Trustees of the Sarvodaya International Trust, an Organization for promotion of Gandhian ideals.

Go ahead and watch this play, you never know you just might take a lot from it.

Date: May 8th, 2010

Place: Genesis Global School, A-12, Sector 132, Expressway, Noida

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Duration: 45 minutes

Entry: Free

Image Credit: Permission taken from Peter Ruhe of the GandhiServe Foundation

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