25 February, 2021

Who Will Save The Children?

Kailash Satyarthi gets the Nobel but was he working against India’s trade interests in the ’90s? And why lobby for the prize since 2005?

Jitender Gupta
Who Will Save The Children?

The One Who Did Not Get It

Why Gandhi was denied a Nobel*

  • (Gandhi) is a freedom fighter and a dictator, frequently a Christ but then suddenly an ordinary politician
  • His well-known struggle in South Africa was on behalf of the Indians only and not the blacks whose living conditions were even worse
  • He was not a real politician or proponent of international law, not primarily a humanitarian relief worker and not an organiser of international peace congresses
  • He is not only an apostle for peace; he is first and foremost a patriot. Moreover, we have to bear in mind that Gandhi is not naive
  • He didn’t belong to an organisation, he left no property behind and no will. Who should get the prize money?

*Some of the objections recorded by advisors to the Nobel committee


On October 10, a foreign correspondent called late in the afternoon to ask, “Do you know Kailash Satyarthi? Who is he? He’s the Indian...

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