‘Raghuwar Tumko Meri Laj’

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI:
‘Raghuwar Tumko Meri Laj’

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In this chapter, the author recalls her first encounter with Mahatma Gandhi, who she thinks represented the Hindu of Hindus, the essence of the oldest India. On her way to Gandhi's house she met Professor Malkhani, the prominent Hindu worker and writer and Joint General Secretary to the Association for the Abolition of Untouchability. When she reached her destination, she met Gandhi's secretary, Mahadev Desai. The pandit sang ‘Raghuwar Tumko meri laj...’ while he played with his sitar. Everyone in the house dissolved in the music. The prayer meetings were attended by people of mixed faith.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; Hindu of Hindus; Association for the Abolition of Untouchability; prayer meetings; Raghuwar Tumko meri laj; Mahadev Desai; Professor Malkhani

Chapter.  2708 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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