Gandhi: A Tribute (Gandhian Philosophy)

Koshy AV
(Inspired by Kris Kristofferson’s famous song on him and others in the same lineage of thought)

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God"- Jesus.
 "There was a man called Jesus Christ
The holy son of man"
Who tried to reconcile
Canaanite
(Today’s Palestinian)
Roman, Samaritan, and Gentile 
With Jew
“My God, for it, Judas betrayed him,
 And ‘they’ killed him!”
 
"There was a man called Mahatma Gandhi"
Who too tried the best he knew how to reconcile
Shudra and avarna 
(Harijans, who now call themselves Dalits 
and prefer to be called so by others)
with Vaishya, Kshatriya and Brahmin 
 - As well Indian Hindu with Indian Muslim and Indian Christian -
My God, for it ‘they’ hated him
And ‘Godse’ killed him! 
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Bio:  Dr. Koshy A V
Assistant Professor, Department of English,
Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru.
A Pushcart nominee, he has many internationally acclaimed books to his credit.

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