When you think about Mahatma Gandhi the first thought that comes to your mind is Ahimsa. Mahatma Gandhi was known as the father of the nation and his ideology and hard work earned is the Indian independence. Mahatma is the word given to a revered person and who is of greatest soul. but toady let us talk about some Gandhi 's unnatural liaison with women girls an teenagers that will make you demure about the characteristics of the person whom we call father of nation.
Gandhi was born in the Indian state of Gujarat and married at 13 in 1883; his wife Kasturba was 14, not so early by the standards of Gujarat at that time. The young couple had a normal sex life, sharing a bed in a separate room in his family home, and Kasturba was soon pregnant. Two years later, as his father lay dying, Gandhi left his bedside to have sex with Kasturba. Meanwhile, his father drew his last breath. The young Gandhi united his grief with guilt that he had not been present, and represented his consequential Change towards "lustful love" as being related to his father's death. By the time he went to London to study law in 1888, Gandhi had swearing a stiff vow to stay away from wine, meat and as well as women. But in London his timidness only increased.
three years later in 1891 Gandhi back to India. And irregardless of his pledge, Gandhi was soon back in bed with his wife and within a year their second son was born.
At the age of 38, in 1906, he took another vow of brahmacharya, which meant living a metaphysical life but in general to as chastity, without which such a life is improbable by Hindus. So he worked out a series of complex rules which meant he could say he was chaste while still engaging in the most explicit sexual conversation, letters and behavior. With the enthusiasm of the convert, within a year of his vow, he told readers of his newspaper Indian Opinion: "It is the duty of every thoughtful Indian not to marry. In case he is compelled in regard to marriage, he should evade from sexual union with his wife." At his ashram men and women were housed separately, but yet he stimulate the young to bathe and sleep together. According to him he sent the boys eminent to be mischievous and the innocent young girls to bathe at the same time. here he explaining carefully to them they were not to decease to temptation. If ever they strayed, the watchful Gandhi himself was present to take the plunge. At bedtime, everyone slept together on the verandah with their beds just 3ft apart - and Gandhi in the middle. When nature got the better of them, he punished the girls by cutting off their long hair.It was no secret that Mohandas Gandhi had an unusual sex life. He spoke constantly of sex and gave detailed, often provocative, instructions to his followers as to how to they might best look over chastity.
As he grew older and following Kasturba's death he was to have more women around him and would coerce women to sleep with him whom according to his separate ashram rules were undistinguished to sleep with their own husbands. Gandhi would have women in his bed, alluring in his experiments which seem to have been, from a reading of his letters, an exercise in strip-tease or other non-contact sexual activity. Much cheeky material has been destroyed but tantalizing remarks in Gandhi's letters remain such as Vina's sleeping with me might be called an accident. All that can be said is that she slept close to me, One might assume, then, that getting into the spirit of the Gandhian experiment meant something more than just sleeping close to him. meantime, Gandhi was challenging that abstinence in his own way. He set up ashrams in which he began his first experiments with sex; boys and girls were to bathe and sleep together, chastely, but were punished for any sexual talk. Men and women were separated, and Gandhi's advice was that husbands should not be alone with their wives, and, when they felt passion, should take a cold bath. But while he insisted on other people viscous to his merciless rules, Gandhi didn't always observe them himself.
The rules did not, however, apply to him. Sushila Nayar, the attractive sister of Gandhi's secretary, also his personal physician, attended Gandhi from girlhood. She used to sleep and bathe with Gandhi. When challenged, he explained how he ensured decency was not offended. "While she is bathing I keep my eyes tightly shut," he said, "I do not know ... whether she bathes naked or with her underwear on. I can tell from the sound that she uses soap." The provision of such personal services to Gandhi was a much sought after sign of his favor and agitated jealousy among the ashram inmates.
Meanwhile, it seemed that challenging times required greater efforts of spiritual patience , and for that, more attractive women were required: Sushila, who in 1947 was 33, was now due to be supplanted in the bed of the 77-year-old Gandhi by a woman almost half her age. While in Bengal to see what comfort he could offer in times of inter-communal violence in the run-up to independence, Gandhi called for his 18-year-old grandniece Manu to join him and sleep with him. "We both may be killed by the Muslims," he told her, "and must put our purity to the ultimate test, so that we know that we are offering the purest of sacrifices, and we should now both start sleeping naked."
Such behaviour was no part of the accepted practice of bramacharya. He, by now, described his reinvented concept of a brahmachari as: "One who never has any lustful intention, who, by constant attendance upon God, has become proof against conscious or unconscious emissions, who is capable of lying naked with naked women, however beautiful, without being in any manner whatsoever sexually excited ... who is making daily and steady progress towards God and whose every act is done in pursuance of that end and no other." That is, he could do whatever he wished, so long as there was no apparent "lustful intention". He had effectively redefined the concept of chastity to fit his personal practices.
But while he was becoming bolder in his self-righteousness, Gandhi's behaviour was widely discussed and criticised by family members and leading politicians. Some members of his staff resigned, including two editors of his newspaper who left after refusing to print parts of Gandhi's sermons dealing with his sleeping arrangements. his friends advised him to focus on freedom struggle rather than testing his control over himself. and he ended those 'experiments with truth'. It was more urgent to get freedom for country rather than attaining sainthood
But Gandhi found a way of regarding the objections as a further reason to continue. "If I don't let Manu sleep with me, though I regard it as essential that she should," he said, "wouldn't that be a sign of weakness in me?"
Eighteen-year-old Abha, the wife of Gandhi's grandnephew Kanu Gandhi, rejoined Gandhi's entourage in the run-up to independence in 1947 and by the end of August he was sleeping with both Manu and Abha at the same time.
Gandhi lived as he wished, and only when challenged did he turn his own preferences into a cosmic system of rewards and benefits. Like many great men, Gandhi made up the rules as he went along.
Though apparently frail and undernourished, like many ambitious men Gandhi was highly sexed and wrote quite openly about the fact. While it was commonly discussed as damaging his reputation when he was alive, Gandhi's sexual behavior was ignored for a long time after his death. It is only now that we can piece together information for a rounded picture of Gandhi's excessive self-belief in the power of his own sexuality. Tragically for him, he was already being sidelined by the politicians at the time of independence. The preservation of his vital fluid did not keep India intact, and it was the power-brokers of the Congress Party who negotiated the terms of India's freedom. as the pre-independence prime minister of the India called him, "a most dangerous, semi-repressed sex maniac"?