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Does Gandhi have a caste?A take on the chatur baniya comment.

Recently, in a political discourse, a high-end political entity called Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi alias Mahatma Gandhi inter alia Bapu, as a chatur baniya. Although highly uncalled for, this ragged statement was highly prerogative. But if not taken in its literal sense, was it wrong? “In March 1922”, as quoted by Ramchandra Guha- “Gandhi was arrested on charges of sedition. When he was produced in the court, the magistrate, as per the law then prevalent, asked him to identify himself by caste or profession. Gandhi answered ‘a farmer and a weaver’ ”. Gandhi indeed was born in a baniya family, and … Continue reading Does Gandhi have a caste?A take on the chatur baniya comment.