Comparing Gandhi and Ataturk
Raising the flag in front of the statue of Gandhi at the Gandhi Museum in Madurai
The statue of Ataturk in Taksim Square, Istanbul
Mohandas Gandhi and Mustafa Kemal. Both have so much in common. They both liberated their home country (both from the British… funny), and both received a name meaning Father (Ataturk actually means Father of the Turks, but whatever). To compare these two figures, one must first know a bit about them. And I learned a lot about each as we travelled through both India and Turkey.
Originally published in Alternatives Journal Online
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