Which is Gandhiji's home- town?
will immediately say, "I am! He was born here!"
Phoenix and Tolstoy Ashram abroad will say, "Why do you forget, it was here that
he was truly 'born'?"
will say, "But he did build his Ashram on my river banks!"
also try to take the credit, "Don't you forget that he was kept in my Yerawada
farmers from Bihar would exclaim, "Whatever you may claim, but he truly belonged
to us. Do you know how much he liked to wander in our indigo fields?"
Punjab will come forward roaring, "Who can deny that my..Jallianwala Baug was
the one, which kindled the fire within him?"
would say, "But it was this place from where he began his non-cooperation
would retort, "Didn't he choose me to begin Satyagraha?"
will come forward and say, "Will anyone listen to me? Didn't he begin his fight
on my soil?"
thinks that Gandhiji belongs to her because he spent twenty-one days of his fast
there. Belgaum thinks that it has more right to own Gandhiji than any other
place. Wasn't Gandhiji honoured with chairmanship at the National Convention
the king of mountains, is laughing at this. "Who can explain things to them?
innocent people understand what Gandhiji really longed for?"
is the tiny place Segaon! No one knew the name of this village, situated in
Central India! It never tried to possess him. Neither did it complain nor make
any demand. Yet Gandhiji favoured it.