Comments on: Who is the greatest Indian? (After Gandhi, of course) Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: qwwrttyyuio Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:07:51 +0000 who will be INDIAN HEROES is depending on how he/she/other has contributed not to change but to build new way of thinking,we should not consider only the populist heroes but also acknowledge the hidden ones who are really showing the new path perhaps the NEW INDIA …..

By: 1234587 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:52:15 +0000 Dr S Nanir i totaly agree with u…yes babasaheb ambedkar greatest indian

By: VJ5 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:00:31 +0000 Buddha(Buddhism) and Krishna(Bhagwati Gita) changed the world. or are we just looking for the most famous indian in the last 100 years. Amitabh bachan is not even the best actor in indian history(Mainly commercial movies). A.R. rahman- really? how about Ravi Shankar(Grammy lifetime achievement) ? Indra Gandhi- first female leader of democracy. Mr. Tagore- first indian to win nobel prize for literature.

By: kukoo Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:40:50 +0000 I personally feel Mr M k Gandhi is not the greatest Indian, his contribution to the independence cannot be neglected but the tag does not suits him there are some reasons
1.He was a person who was in love with the rule of British on India, he always liked this foreign rule on India, But he was thrown out of the train in South Africa, it actually made him feel he is a black and was equally treated as black of the Africa.
This incident made him to fight for the injustice on Indian done by the British rule on Indians and not for the south Africans who were treated as blacks and inferior. For this you people might know he fight to open a separate gate for Indians for the post office entry in south Africa, so that to make this clear for the British that Indians are superior than the south Africans. Was this right? Is this in favor of humanity?
2. The second reason is he actually supported “varna” system, “manusmriti” which were the root cause for the injustice done on the backward class people.
3. He supported the idea behind the classes in Hindu society.
4.He was of the view that the no country has right to rule rule over other country, but was in the favor about rule of one class over other class.
5.Just think what was the root cause of the partition? Was partition really necessary. Why was Muslim community not supported Gandhi but Jinnah on the idea of partition.
Because of the inconsistent behavior of Mr Gandhi on Indian Independence.
I think all that he did for our country is really immeasurable but he actually cannot be called as a Greatest Indians.

My vote goes to “Dr B R Ambedkar” for his contribution for our country.
This man came from a family who belonged to community which was treated so badly by uppercaste Hindus which has no parallel injustice.
Still he stood to all those injustice impound upon him and showed all those so called uppercaste that they are wrong.
At that time there was no parallel scholar compared to him.
There are no sufficient words to describe his contribution.
I don’t even think that all the nominees are even near to him for this competition. All others are really great and there contribution is also huge, but you cannot put “Dr Ambedkar” with this people, his contribution is far great and big that any one else here.
I request all the voters please have the knowledge of history do read the worlds history each nominees background and work and then vote.

– Dr S Nanir

By: Gopalkrishna Mon, 09 Jul 2012 05:36:18 +0000 THE GREATEST INDIAN

He represents all that is Indian. He’s tolerant, patient, spiritual, sensitive, emotional, celebratory, colourful, spicy, gullible, peace-loving, forgiving, forgetting, foolish, trusting, warm, caring, hopeful, loyal, disorganized, chaotic, divergent …..

But what make him the greatest?

For centuries he has absorbed tyranny, invasions, divisive rulers, corrupt leaders and insensitive governments and yet maintains a faith and expectation from the ruling class that one day there will be Ramrajya, a king like Mahabali or an emperor like Akbar – that’s what makes him the greatest.

Even when faced and challenged by religious propaganda of all kinds and colours, despite violent, persuasive, enticing or intimidatory tactics, he has maintained an amazing tolerance for all forms of faiths – that’s what makes him the greatest.

Every single day of his life he struggles for his basic survival and that of his family. He constantly strives to make his life and that of his family better. Every day he faces unemployment, inflation, lack of basic amenities, wrath of the elements, apathy, exploitation … and yet sleeps in peace at night hoping for a better tomorrow – that’s what makes him the greatest.

Despite rising selfishness and self-centeredness in the world, despite the culture of competitive and individual pursuit of wealth, despite being faced by an increasing isolation of people from one another, he will still respectfully look after his old, ailing parents or his unemployed brother and he will still stand for and help his neighbour and brother in their times of need – that’s what makes him the greatest.

In an ever-increasing environment of an emphasis on the material and physical, despite peer pressure, despite the fruits of technology and modernity becoming overly tempting and seductive, he still finds value and dignity in honesty and honour and he still maintains a need to fulfill the needs of his spiritual self – that’s what makes him the greatest.

Despite being cheated, conned, deceived, swindled, defrauded, duped, tricked, taken advantage of. Despite witnessing an increasingly untrustworthy world, he still finds reason to trust his fellow human – that’s what makes him the greatest.

Even in his sorely pathetic condition, helplessness and emasculated life, he finds fulfillment in the fantastic accomplishments of celluloid heroes, soap-opera characters and cricketing gladiators. Even in the darkest of times he will find a source of light, even in the most pitiable and sorrowful seasons he will find reason to smile – that’s what makes him the greatest.

While the world wallows in the sorrows of economic meltdowns, recessions, wars, violence, crime, uncertain future, trauma of globalization … While constantly in the midst of grumbles, protests, criticisms, grievances, objections, moans and cries he still finds reason to celebrate a hundred festivals every year. He still finds reason to enjoy art, dance and music in his daily life. He still finds reason to thank God for the gifts of life, love and beauty – that’s what makes him the greatest.

Despite evolved statistical sciences, intrusive data collection methods, surreptitious mind-reading tactics, mood gauging theories, political networking …. He still manages to surprise and shock everyone by his choice of vote – that’s what makes him the greatest.

For centuries he has been subjected to dominating cultural influences by invaders, imperialists, film makers, writers, governments, religious leaders and giant media conglomerates. Despite his education, despite his branded clothes and gadgets, despite his global outlook, despite his changed lifestyle, despite powerful attempts to dilute his basic Indian-ness through various means he has not only maintained his Indian sensibilities but also spread his cultural legacy throughout the world and that too, without violence, coercion or manipulation. India lives because of this Indian – the common man, the lady next door, the man on the street. He may be nameless and faceless but he’s the strongest Indian, the most powerful Indian and the most stable Indian. He is India’s past, India’s present and India’s future. HE IS THE GREATEST INDIAN.

By: GuptaAnil Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:34:28 +0000 1.He was a Great Economist
2. Most talented Man in the Universe (By Oxford Univerist Survey)
2. He was great social reformer just did impossoble Social Revolution by giving Human rights to untochables
3. He is a Father of Indian Constitution
4. RBI formation :The Reserve Bank of India was founded on 1 April 1935 to respond to economic troubles after the First World War,The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came into picture according to the guidelines laid down by Dr Ambedkar? RBI was conceptualized as per the guidelines, working style and outlook presented by Dr Ambedkar in front of the Hilton Young Commission. When this commission came to India under the name of “Royal Commission on Indian Currency & Finance”, each and every member of this commission were holding Dr Ambedkar’s book named “The Problem of the Rupee – It’s origin and it’s solution.”[3] The Bank was set up based on the recommendations of the 1926 Royal Commission on Indian Currency and Finance, also known as the Hilton–Young Commission.[

5. Great Journalist
6. Great Lawyer
7. Eshtablished Colleges (Milind college @ Aurngabad & Sidarth College @ mumbai )
8. Multidoctorate degree holder from USA ,UK,Germany
9. Religious Revolutionalist (Embrassed Buddhisam with Lacks of People)
10. First Indian Political leader who had resigned due to failur of Hindu Code Bill
11. First Leader who is really worshiping like GOD.
12. First man who ended the thousand years of the slavery of untochables.
13. Gandhi how can be ?? (refer What Congress and Gandhi done to Untpouchable or Gandhi could save ethe life of Bhagat Singh .He never go for fast for to stop Untouchability or India-Pakistan Parttion )

By: duartmc Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:34:12 +0000 The greatest Indian of the past 100 years is none of the above. How could you have missed? The greatest Indian of modern times is unequivocally, Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950).

By: PardeepKaim1973 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:05:23 +0000 If we look at the behind of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s life it was shown how he had struggled in his life & done lot of work for “lower” and “backward” castes, as well as Dalits & provide them to live like a human & also provided them all the rights – just because of his grestest work for society we can say proudly YES BHARAT RATAN DR.BHIM RAO AMBEDKAR JI IS THE GRESTEST INDIAN BEFORE OR AFTER MAHATMA GANDHI

By: santosh29 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:45:18 +0000 It is mother teresa she has served the poorest of the poor of the world

By: SanjayB Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:14:09 +0000 Before start to poll and vote, it should have been cleared that who have decided Mr. Gandhi is the greatest indian. The majority of people don’t think so.