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Gandhi jee has become the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century. He was nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize(1937, 1938, 1939, 1947), but was never awarded the prize. Why?

Asked by raj kisna, 14 Aug '07 09:57 am
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well any one can say..what rules..
Answered by panchangam srimannarayana, 14 Aug '07 09:58 am

 
  
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Gandhi had many critics in the international peace movement. The Nobel Committee adviser referred to these critics in maintaining that he was not consistently pacifist, that he should have known that some of his non-violent campaigns towards the British would degenerate into violence and terror. This was something that had happened during the first Non-Cooperation Campaign in 1920-1921, e.g. when a crowd in Chauri Chaura, the United Provinces, attacked a police station, killed many of the policemen and then set fire to the police station.

A frequent criticism from non-Indians was also that Gandhi was too much of an Indian nationalist. In his report, Professor Worm-Mller expressed his own doubts as to whether Gandhi's ideals were meant to be universal or primarily Indian: "One might say that it is significant that his well-known struggle in South Africa was on behalf of the Indians only, and not of the blacks whose living conditions were even worse."

The name of the 1937 Nobel ...more
Answered by krishna rao, 14 Aug '07 10:01 am

 
  
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ask the nobel comittee of that period
Answered by kishore jha, 14 Aug '07 09:59 am

 
  
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I think its wrong dicision but Its a judgement of nobel committee so we can't say anything about it................
Answered by khushi, 14 Aug '07 10:06 am

 
  
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Neither were The Budhdhha or Jesus Christ, but that does not mean that they were not deserving it. In fact, had they awarded it to Gandhi ji, it would have been an honor to the award itself.
Answered by Aditya Misra, 14 Aug '07 10:00 am

 
  
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