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Why did mahatama gandhi - the mohandas karamchand - refuse to accept nobel prize ?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 13 Oct '12 03:37 pm
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He war never awarded a Nobel prize. Hence, the question of his refusing does not arise.
Answered by Francisco, 13 Oct '12 03:43 pm

 
  
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Gandhi was nominated in nineteen thirty seven/eight/nine/forty seven and, finally, a few days before he was murdered in January forty eight. The omission has been publicly regretted by later members of the Nobel Committee; when the Dalai Lama was awarded the Peace Prize in nineteen eighty nine, the chairman of the committee said that this was "in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi". However, the committee has never commented on the speculations as to why Gandhi was not awarded the prize.
Up to nineteen sixty , the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded almost exclusively to Europeans and Americans. In retrospect, the horizon of the Norwegian Nobel Committee may seem too narrow. Gandhi was very different from earlier Laureates. He was no real politician or proponent of international law, not primarily a humanitarian relief worker and not an organiser of international peace congresses. He would have belonged to a new breed of Laureates.

There is no hint in the archives that the N ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 13 Oct '12 03:43 pm

 
  
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You got fabricated information.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 13 Oct '12 03:53 pm

 
  
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The truth is he was not offered. But he is beyond such prizes the noble soul
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 13 Oct '12 03:46 pm

 
  
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He was never offered - there is no question of refusing
Answered by Krish Dey, 13 Oct '12 03:46 pm

 
  
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Kewnki o maranottar aane wala tha.
Answered by Marthandarao, 13 Oct '12 03:43 pm

 
  
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Gandhi never received the Nobel Peace Prize, although he was nominated five times between 1937 and 1948, including the first-ever nomination by the American Friends Service Committee,though he made the short list only twice, in 1937 and 1947.Decades later, the Nobel Committee publicly declared its regret for the omission, and admitted to deeply divided nationalistic opinion denying the award. Gandhi was nominated in 1948 but was assassinated before nominations closed.
when he never won a nobel prize how could he refuse it.
Answered by iqbal seth, 13 Oct '12 03:42 pm

 
  
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He was never offered one
Answered by Vikram, 13 Oct '12 03:39 pm

 
  
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