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Gandhi (Magazine)

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Gandhi (1931) was a Political - Literary magazine that came out in Tamil by T. S. Chokkalingam. It primarily published news on freedom struggle and contained literary works in addition.


Gandhi magazine was issued twice in a week. It was published from Chennai under the editorship of T. S. Chokkalingam. At the price tag of quarter anna, it touched the circulation up to 25,000 copies.


Second part of V. O. Chidambaram Pillai's biography and Mahakavi Bharathi's biography written by Va. Ramaswami Iyengar were published as series through this periodical. "Gulabjaan Kaadhal" (Love for Gulab jamun, Satire ) - the first published work of Pudhumaipithan got its first print through Gandhi magazine. It also published English translation of Thirukkural.


The journal involved in Indian freedom struggle intensely. The statement issued by Rajaji against the arrest of Gandhi in 1932 was published in Gandhi. The magazine was confiscated and penalized one hundred rupees, T. S. Chokkalingam was imprisoned for six months. Gandhi came out twice a week and sometimes as a monthly as well. When Bihar earthquake occurred in 1934 that many people lost their lives, T. S. Chokkalingam considered the government did not provide enough support, which led him to write a harsh article titled Sarkar yenge?' (Where is the government?). He was accused of treason and Gandhi magazine was banned. It was stopped in 1934.


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