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C.F. Andrews and Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195672039
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0026
C.F. Andrews and Gandhi

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This chapter presents an essay on C.F. Andrews, an English priest who became one of Mahatma Gandhi’s closest friends. The participation of Andrews in Gandhi’s campaign for Indian independence earned the confidence and friendship of the most prominent figures in Indian politics, and the affection of hundreds of thousands of Indians in India and in far-off British colonies. However, because of his actions, he was considered by his colleagues and most of his countrymen in India as an apostate and a traitor. Andrews never ceased to believe in or work for an Indo-British accord. Even from his deathbed in Calcutta in 1940, he reaffirmed his conviction that Britain’s best instincts and best interests would soon drive her to a settlement with nationalist India.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; C.F. Andrews; Indian independence; Indian politics; British colonies; traitor; Indo-British accord

Chapter.  6043 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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