Impact of Gandhian Philosophy

Hema Ravi
Revered by people world over in awe,
The stoic calm refreshing as Spring thaw!
Introversion – that silent firearm
by which mighty rulers he did disarm.
The ‘Satyagraha’ that history books boast
about: battle of rights, perfect riposte!
With India’s rural poor identified
Battled against inhumane apartheid.
Fasts, for purification or protest,
he undertook. Truth of Life was his quest,
never man or animal, he abused.
Surrender to Nature! through his acts proved
soul-force conquers countless hearts without guile…
Emulating such a life is worthwhile.
Bio: Hema Ravi is a poet, author, reviewer, and editor (Efflorescence). Her writings have featured in several online and international print journals. Her short story won the first prize in the Pratilipi competition in 2020. She has authored ‘Everyday English,’ ‘Write Right Handwriting Series1,2,3,’ is co-author of Sing Along Indian Rhymes’ and ‘Everyday Hindi.’  In July 2020, she organized an international poetry webinar “Connecting Across Borders.” She was a panelist for selection of poems in “Antargata” (BPC anthology) in August 2020.  She is a freelancer for IELTS and Communicative English.


  1. 'soul-force conquers countless hearts without guile…' this stand-out line of your outstanding poem, defines the Mahatma so beautifully! Respects, dear Hema!

  2. Thank you for your valuable observations, dear Padmaja Iyengar Paddy ma'am, appreciate it......


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