Gandhi Grandson Forced to Quit Own Institute

January 27, 2008


Source: India Post News Service

NEW YORK: Scholar, intellectual and peace activist Arun Gandhi — the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi — has landed in an unseemly controversy for his purported anti-Semitic views expressed in a recent article he wrote for the Washington Post online. The article generated so much heat over the past few weeks among Jews across the US that Gandhi has been forced to quit as president of the M.K. Gandhi Institute of Non-violence, which he himself founded in the US, 17 years ago.