Thursday, February 2, 2012

Long Live Gandhiji!

EDITORIAL by Faiz Ahmed Faiz published in the Pakistan Times, dt. Feb. 2, 1948

The British tradition of announcing the death of a king is “The king is dead, long live the king!”Nearly 25 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi writing a moving editorial on the late C.R Das in his exquisite English captioned it as “Deshbandhu is dead, long live Deshbandhu!” If we have chosen such a title for our humble tribute to Gandhiji, it is because we are convinced, more than ever before that very few indeed have lived in this degenerate century who could lay greater claim to immortality than this true servant of humanity and champion of downtrodden. An agonizing 48 hours at the time of writing this article, have passed since Mahatma Gandhi left this mortal coil. ...Read More

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