I saw Lage Raho Munnabhai today. I never thought someone would put the Mahatma's message across in a flim so nicely....Richard Attenberg...u gotta take notes dude.
However watching the movie did incite something else in me...That feeling that the Mahatma erred somewhere..but where???
He followed the path of Non-voilence and speaking the truth, but somewhere he was not as aggressive as he should have been.You have the Raj almost on its knees during the peak of the Non Co-operation movement, but one stray incident at Chawrichawra was a detterent enough for the great man to withdraw it.I can never get a rationale behind this .A few more months and Non co-operation would have got us freedom in 1927..not 1947!!!!!
Also...during the mid-1910's when Britan was in the middle of WW1. Mr. MK Gandhi did not negotiate with the british the way Lokmanya wanted ..i.e complete freedom in return of Indian soldiers fighting for her majesty...andinstead waited for after the warto negotiate..and as expected all Britan offered was some cheap reforms!