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Judy Joy Jones Show with Arun Gandhi; Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi; Spiritual Leader of India!

Posted by ontheroadwithjudy on February 15, 2009 at 1:11 PM

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Arun Gandhi's childhood days under South Africa's apartheid for someone of Indian heritage was considerably difficult, humiliating, and often violently abusive. Like many Indians, he was demeaned by Europeans for not being white, and ostracized by Africans for not being black, and subject to racially-motivated violence from extremists in both groups. This led to a series of resentful and angry teenage years. While living with his grandfather; Mahatma Gandhi from 1946 until his assassination in 1948, Arun experienced the most tumultuous period in India's struggle to free itself from British rule. Both the events and Mahatma Gandhi's teachings strongly influenced Arun. When Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, Arun felt such anger that he wanted to take revenge upon the assassin. Then he remembered his grandfather’s words: "Never react immediately in anger". Called a messenger of peace, Arun Gandhi; Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, has dedicated his life to spreading his grandfather’s teachings around the globe. Christina Blodgett, Director of Customer Relations for Blogtalkradio is our Special Co-host.

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