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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Gandhi's Sex Life: no Longer Hidden a Gay and a Paedofile

Gandhi was a mass leader, but he is built into a demi god, much above his stature. Much of teh blame for this must go to the ruling Congress party which has ruled India for the greater part of its independence. Gandhi is hyped up  and very little criticism about him is tolerated.  This is a pity for Gandhi had his foibles and as time passes the follies of Gandhi come into greater prominence.

One aspect of Gandhi’s  character which is taboo is sex, but facts that are emerging now show that perhaps Gandhi was bisexual. No many know that Gandhi left his wife in 1908 to be close to a German Bodybuilder named Hermann Kallenbach. This is denied by some but the facts speak other wise. There is a letter available which Gandhi wrote to kallenbach saying’."Your portrait (the only one) stands on my mantelpiece in my bedroom".
Gandhi was close to this man, but one cannot insinuate a gay relationship. But perhaps the facts may never be known as it was something personal between kallenbach and Gandhi. Bu there is no doubt that in a further letter to Kallenbach he mentioned that he (Kallenback) had completely taken possession of his body. He referred to Kallenbach as lower house and himself as upper house. He also made kallenbebach promise not to look at women with lust.
What Gandhi meant is difficult to  decipher , though in his ashram salt was forbidden and sexual intimacy between inmates frowned upon. But Gandhi continued his friendship with Kallenbach till 1914 when Gandhi returned to India. Gandhi wanted his friend to accompany him to India, but with the first war around the corner, The British did not allow Kallenbach to come to India.But Gandhi did mention in a letter that how much Kallenbach had taken possession of his soul and body. During this entire period it is on record in Gandhi’s own admission that he had no sexual relations with his wife and began to refer to her as mother.
With advancing years Gandhi had the privilege of indulging in his desires under the guise of experiments with truth. Thus he started sleeping with his niece, the 17 year old Manu. She was encouraged to sleep in the nude with him. When some inmates of his ashram  objected they were summarily packed off by Gandhi. What Gandhi did is what we refer to as a paedofile. His aim for all purposes was sexula gratification under the guise of "experiments with truth". Suffice that prominent men like Acharya Kriplani and Patel opposed  these experiments of Gandhi.
Gandhi thus was an ordinary human being with all the desires and dreams of an average male. Only he perhaps gave his urges a garb of ‘experiments with truth’.  This is not to pull down  Gandhi, but to try and form an objective assessment about him