Guest Info

Ela Gandhi Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. She is a South African peace activist and was a Member of Parliament in South Africa from 1994 to 2004, where she aligned with the African National Congress party representing the Phoenix area of Inanda in the KwaZulu-Natal province. She was also very close to Nelson Mandela.

About the Show

Prepare to be transported to a realm of history and inspiration as Chief Explorer Rajan Nazran and Rajesh Gopie welcome a remarkable guest in the first episode of season 2 of the Global Indian Podcast series. 

Joining them is Ela Gandhi, a distinguished figure who was honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in 2007.

In this 1st episode of a 3-part conversation, Ela Gandhi takes us on an intimate journey through her father’s remarkable life and her cherished memories of living alongside the legendary Mahatma Gandhi. With warmth and nostalgia, she unveils the layers of her childhood, sharing anecdotes that offer glimpses into the captivating personality of her beloved grandfather.

As the conversation unfolds, she shines a light on the pivotal year of 1947, a transformative period in India’s history. With eloquence and depth, she delves into the significance of this era, offering profound insights that illuminate the path to understanding our past and shaping our future.

But that’s not all. Her narrative takes an enthralling turn as she unravels the remarkable story of the Phoenix settlement. Brace yourself as she unveils this endeavour’s profound impact on society, serving as a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of peaceful resistance.

This fascinating conversation weaves together threads of history, culture, and the indomitable spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. Ela Gandhi’s words resonate with wisdom and authenticity, inspiring us and yearning for a world that embodies the values of peace and harmony.

Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to listen to this wonderful personality as she shares her unique perspective on India, her father’s legacy, the Phoenix settlement, and the timeless call for peace. Stay tuned and immerse yourself in this truly unforgettable conversation.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

Introduction music: (Rajesh Gopie)

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