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Did Mahatma Gandhi have a physical relationship with a man?

In 2013, an exhibit of Mahatma Gandhi's personal correspondence triggered some speculation about his private life: The Daily Telegraph raises the question: The bond between Gandhi and Hermann ...
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Was the Gandhi in the Indira Gandhi name just a coincidence? [closed]

I found two theories regarding the "Gandhi" name in the Indira Gandhi family. I haven't yet found credible sources for them. That is why I'm asking here. The first is that Mohan Das Gandhi ...
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Did Gandhi sleep naked with girls when he was elderly?

I was reading the news and I saw these news articles about an elderly Gandhi sleeping with naked girls. So, I wanted to confirm and found many sources. However I was unable to find the original ...
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Did Gandhi supporters block trains by lying down in front of them?

Many websites and history books report that (example ) but I couldn't find any documentation of the time (photos, newspaper articles, etc...)
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Did Gandhi say "The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork"?

Did Mahatma Gandhi say The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork. Example of the quote as a heading image of the twitter account @Cutwitts:
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Did Gandhi call vaccination a barbarous practice?

While searching for a different image on Google, I came across this: The text in the image reads: Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our ...
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Did Gandhi tell this story about sugar?

There's a story about quitting eating sugar (or about verifying that you can do something before you order someone else to do it), which is attributed here to the Mahatma Gandhi, and which is told as ...
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Did Gandhi make racist statements about black prisoners?

Did Mahatma Gandhi make racist statements? In The Guardian article Gandhi branded racist as Johannesburg honours freedom fighter, it's stated that he said "Many of the native [black] prisoners are ...
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Are these quotes by Malcom X, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict correct?

I've seen this image on Facebook, often these image macros are just made up, or misattributed quotes, what about in this case? Image content: #Free Palestine The Zionist argument to justify Israel's ...
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Did Gandhi support homeopathy?

Sites like this one claim Gandhi can be quoted to be in support of homeopathy: Mahatma Gandhi Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the ...
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Did Gandhi trump Professor Peters in a number of interactions?

I saw the following story on truthbook and wanted to know if it is true. (This one was found on the internet. We cannot corroborate its accuracy, but it is an amusing story...) When Gandhi was ...
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Did Gandhi express admiration for Hitler early in WW2?

Early in his extremely readable and widely admired history of the Battle of Britain (The Most Dangerous Enemy), Stephen Bungay puts Britain's situation after the defeat of France in context by ...
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Did Mahatma Gandhi say “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians."?

I have widely heard that Gandhi has said, "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Is there any evidence of this? Where is this recorded?
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