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Gandhiana in an English prison

During my student days in London, I got a call from the Indian High Commission asking for my services as a Hindu priest to counsel a young Indian serving a long sentence in a prison in Wakefield, Yorkshire, which is a roughly two-hour drive from London. It’s a reform centre, a kind of open prison, with educational facilities.

I started visiting my compatriot, mostly over the weekends. I presented Gandhi’s autobiography to the prison library, and I also found time to discuss Gandhiji’s Satyagraha philosophy with the other English prisoners there.

I spoke to them about Gandhi ...

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