It’s been 73 years but the details of the conspiracy, who was involved, who benefited, why some people got away, the lapses in the investigation and the limitations of the commission of inquiry are not fully understood by most Indians.
Gandhi was not just the father of the nation, he was also its conscience. In this series, Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of the Mahatma and president of the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation, details the conspiracy, delves into the role of each player and sheds fresh light on what most Indians still don’t know about the killing.
This series also marks the launch of – a new format in which we will look at issues or events in great depth, uncovering facets and shedding light on those not well known.
We look in-depth at the Murder of the Mahatma.
Part 1. The Conspiracy.
The conspiracy to murder Mahatma Gandhi was long in the making. The plan had roots deep in religious extremism and anger at the prospect of an inclusive India. In the first part of this special series on Gandhi’s assassination, we look at the conspiracy and how it unfolded.
Part 2. The Conspirators.
We know Nathuram Godse as the man who pulled the trigger but he was only a means to an end. There were several conspirators in Mahatma Gandhi’s killing, each of whom played a part. Who were the people involved and what role did each one play?
Find out in Episode 2 of the All Indians Matter special series on Gandhi’s assassination.
Part 3. The Warning Signs.
The police and other agencies had several warnings that Mahatma Gandhi was the target of a planned assassination attempt. But a series of mistakes and a casual approach proved fateful. Could Gandhi have been saved?
Find out in Episode 3 of the All Indians Matter special series on Gandhi’s assassination.
Part 4. The Investigation.
The investigation into the warning signs before Mahatma Gandhi’s murder was bungled badly. Who benefited from Gandhi’s death? And who got away?
Find out in Episode 4 of the All Indians Matter special series on Gandhi’s assassination.
Part 5. The Myths.
Over the decades a web of myths and unfounded theories has been weaved around Mahatma Gandhi’s murder. Why were these myths propagated?
Find out in Episode 5 of the All Indians Matter special series on Gandhi’s assassination.
Part 6. The Legacy.
73 years after his murder, Gandhi lives on as India’s conscience. Why does he still matter – especially to the young?
Find out in Episode 6 of the All Indians Matter special series on Gandhi’s assassination.