Mohandas Gandhi was a Racist, Claims a new Book 

A new book by two South African university professors have revealed some stunning claims about Mahatma Gandhi.

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Snow falls on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on a winter morning in Geneva. (Photo: Reuters)

Two university professors of South Africa have revealed some stunning claims in their new book about Mahatma Gandhi when he stayed there between 1893 and 1914, before his return to India.

According to a report on The Washington Post, Gandhi always expressed “disdain for Africans,” says S Anand, founder of Navayana, the publisher of the book titled The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire. The book will be released next month.

The authors write that Gandhi described black Africans as “savage,” “raw”. He also said that they lived a life of “indolence and nakedness”. He constantly harped on this fact to the British who were ruling India that time that the Indian community in the African country was superior to the native black Africans.

The authors, Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed, professors at the University of Johannesburg and the University of KwaZulu Natal write that the current hype around Gandhi is due to clever packaging and marketing.

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