Mohadas Gandhi was born just 5 years before the East India Company dissolved.....As a matter of fact, the Company did a disappearing act by merging with the British Government! That merger meant that the Company controlled the roaring lion's share of worldwide trade!

It was like the dissolution of Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company in 1911, when the component parts emerged bigger and stronger than ever!

Mohandas Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi came from a POOR family in India. It was the East India Company that impoverished India!

In 1887, Mohandas Gandhi began his training as a British Secret Service agent in the capital of the East India Company.

His cover was "barrister" or "lawyer."



Gandhi with some of his fellow spies.
Gandhi with some of his
fellow spies in London..

The East India Company was determined to retain the "Jewel in the Crown" at any cost, and that necessitated saturating India with British trained spies.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Gujarat, western India. His father was a poor Hindu merchant who died in 1885. Gandhi received the Indian equivalent of a U.S. High School Diploma in 1887:

I passed the matriculation examination in 1887. It then used to be held at two centers, Ahmedabad and Bombay. The general poverty of the country naturally led Kathiawad students to prefer the nearer and the cheaper center. The poverty of my family likewise dictated to me the same choice. This was my first journey from Rajkot to Ahmedbad and that too without a companion. (Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth, p. 35).

Gandhi attended Samaldas College in Bhavnagar, but after the end of the first term he had to drop out because he could not understand the English language. Here is an excerpt from a biography of Kastur Gandhi, spouse of the spy:

The months passed but not quickly enough for Mohan. He had realized almost from the day of his arrival at Samaldas College that he was floundering. He understood little that was said in classes. Lessons were conducted in English; his marks were abominable; he was fighting loneliness, frustration, and an oppressive awareness that he was soon to assume the responsibilities of parenthood. When his first term ended in May, he quit the college and went home to Kastubai determined never to return to Samaldas College. (Gandhi, The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, Wife of Mahatma Gandhi, pp. 34-34).

It was soon after he dropped out of college that a "friend" suggested that he go to Britain and study to become a "barrister."

Coat of Arms of the Inns of Court.
Coat of Arms of the Inns of Court.


A university degree, and a knowledge of English are minimum requirements to enter the Inns of Court in London.

Gandhi was a college dropout and he came from a poor family.

He spent his 3 years at the school for spies . . . and definitely not at the aristocratic, expensive Inns of Court.


The Inns of Court where
The Inns of Court where
barristers train.

Like fellow spy Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Gandhi could have entered the Inns of Court after graduating from a university in India, but he had neither the brains, or the money, to pursue a legal career.

2 committed British imperialists were responsible for recruiting Gandhi as a spy and paying for his expenses while undergoing training in London.

Lord Roberts of Kandahar
Lord Roberts of Kandahar

Lord Roberts of Kandahar ("Mr. British Empire") was stationed in India for most of his military career.

He recruited Gandhi for training as a spy.

Aristocratic admiral Edmond Slade provided the finances for Gandhi's training in London.

His daughter Madeline fell "madly in love" with Gandhi!!

Admiral Edmond Slade
Admiral Edmond Slade

Gandhi was not charged any tuition while he studied at the spying school, so admiral Slade was only responsible for his living expenses while in London.

The "Apostle of Non-violence" had the backing of 2 of the top military men in the British Empire....While he was staying in London, Gandhi forgot to mention his benefactor admiral Slade . . . or staying at his country mansion, Milton Heath.

In June 1891, his spy training completed, he sailed home to India. When he arrived home to Bombay, no adoring crowds greeted him because the Gandhi legend was not yet born:

The voyage home was a sad one, and his homecoming even more dismal. The Bombay docks were bathed in a misting monsoon rain as he landed on July 5, 1891. Not even the reunion with Kasturbai and his family could lift the gloom–or a growing "sense of helplessness and fear." Within a few months of trying to start his own law practice in Rajkot, he confesses in his autobiography, "I had serious doubts as to whether I should be able even to earn a living." (Herman, Gandhi & Churchill, p. 82).

Gandhi need not have worried about his future as a "lawyer" because admiral Slade and the British Raj was committed to taking care of the financial needs of all of their spies!!.

Gandhi fought for the British during the brutal Boer War!!

In 1893, Gandhi sailed for South Africa. Until the discovery of gold in South Africa, the Cape Colony was just a stopover on the passage to India.

Gandhi in South Africa.
Gandhi in South Africa.

In 1893, Mohandas Gandhi arrived in South Africa without his wife and 2 children.

South Africa already had a large Indian population so he was more successful as an "attorney" there than in India.

Gandhi as an "attorney" in South Africa.
Gandhi as an "attorney" in
South Africa.

Upon arriving in South Africa, Gandhi started practicing law. He returned to India on July 4, 1896, to collect his family from Jajkot. In 1899, the very man who had recommended him for training in Britain, Lord Roberts, arrived in Cape Town, determined to steal the gold from the Boers.

Gandhi with the Indian Ambulance Corps.
Gandhi with the Indian Ambulance Corps.

In 1899, Lord Roberts commanded the British Empire during the Gold War.

Gandhi was part of a special ambulance corps that assisted the British Empire forces.

Lord Roberts commanded the
Lord Roberts commanded the
Empire army during the Boer War.

Lord Roberts was the architect of the brutal concentration camp system for Boer women and children. Gandhi never seemed to be bothered by the abysmal treatment of innocent women and children . . . as long as it was for the good of the British Empire!!

Once the British Empire defeated the Boers, the vast quantity of gold was shipped to the Bank of England in London. That gold was used by the British to finance the Kaiser and the German military buildup prior to WWI. The gold was also used to finance the Russian Revolution!!

Sergeant major Gandhi.
Sergeant major Gandhi.

After the British conquered South Africa, the Zulus felt the iron heel of oppression.

In desperation, they rose in revolt, which was brutally crushed.

Sergeant major Gandhi commanded an ambulance brigade during the uneven contest.

Chief Bambhatha
Chief Bambhatha

The Bambatha Uprising was a Zulu revolt against British rule and taxation in Natal, South Africa, in 1906. The revolt was led by Bambatha kaMancinza, leader of the amaZondi clan of the Zulu people, who lived in the Mpanza Valley, a district near Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal.

Unlike the Boors, the natives fought with swords and spears and they were no match for the superior firepower of the British Empire. The death of Chief Bambhatha brought an end to the conflict.

Mohandas Gandhi sailed for England in July 1914—just in time for World War I.

1914 Indian Ambulance Corps with Gandhi
1914 Indian Ambulance Corps with Gandhi
seated in the center.

It never occurred to Gandhi that WWI was financed by South African gold!

He raised a battalion of ambulance drivers, but fell ill with pleurisy, and was unable to serve on the Western Front.

Gandhi during WWI, as organizer of the Indian Volunteer Corps, London, 1914.
Gandhi during WWI, as organizer of the Indian
Volunteer Corps, London, 1914.

To his big disappointment, Gandhi never served on the Western Front because he fell ill with pleurisy and was unable to fill his command tasks. He sailed for India on December 19, and reached Bombay on January 9, 1915.

Gandhi's propaganda press had preceded him and this time he was hailed as a hero of non-violence and civil rights for the oppressed. The legend of Gandhi was born and a Nobel prize winning poet named Rabindranath Tagore gave him the flattering title Mahatma or "great soul."
Mirabehn was Gandhi's liaison with the British Secret Service!!

Madeline Slade followed in the footsteps of her "intelligence officer" father. According to her biography, she fell in love with Gandhi after a French writer named Romain Rolland called him "another Christ" and the greatest figure of the 20th century....Nothing could be further from the TRUTH, she met Gandhi while he was training in London.

Madeline Slade
Madeline Slade
(1892–1982) aged 14.

Madeline traveled all the way to India to be with her hero Mahatma Gandhi.

She called him "Bapu" (father in Gujerati) and he changed her name to Mirabehn, after Meera Bai, an Indian goddess.

It was a meeting of old friends.

Madeline with admiral Slade can
Madeline with admiral Slade can
be seen in the background.

Madeline Slade sailed for India in October 1925, and she arrived at Gandhi's Ashram on November 7. Madeline provided the funds from the Bank of England for Gandhi's passive resistance or satyagraha.

Gandhi's adoring devotee claimed that the relationship was purely platonic!!

Gandhi and Mirabehn before leaving India for the 1931 Round Table Conference in London.
Gandhi and Mirabehn before leaving India for the 1931 Round Table Conference in London.

In 1931, Gandhi left for Britain to discuss Indian "independence."

He was accompanied by his political adviser Mirabehn.




Gandhi and Mirabehn on board SS Rajputana on the way to London. Gandhi and Mirabehn on board SS Rajputana on the way to London.

Gandhi was treated like a celebrity when he arrived in London in 1931. He met Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald, and he had tea with the king at Buckingham Palace. He toured the Lancashire linen mills that supplied the huge Indian market.

Gandhi at 10 Downing St.
Gandhi at 10 Downing St.

Gandhi was treated like a celebrity during his stay in Britain.

He visited the textile workers in Lancashire which manufactured most of the clothing worn in India.


Mirabehn with Gandhi at Darwen, Lancashire, 1931.
Mirabehn with Gandhi at Darwen, Lancashire, 1931.

The financial stakes were enormous for Britain because India was a "captive market" and dumping ground for most of her manufactured goods. As expected, Gandhi played his part as a spy very well and he returned to India empty handed.

Gandhi fasted to keep the East India Company in India!!

Winston Churchill was determined to keep India a part of the East Inida Company at any cost. He overlooked no weapon–no matter how insignificant–to accomplish this.

As well as being a master of disguise, Gandhi had another unique talent for a spy: the ability to fast....Churchill loved the idea of fasting and non-violence because it would accomplish absolutely nothing to free India . . . except help his spy Gandhi to lose weight . . . and live longer.

Gandhi fasting unto death to
Gandhi fasting unto death to
keep the British in India.

Gandhi went on several long fasts to keep the East Inida Company in India.

His emaciated homespun frame became an icon around the world.

Emaciated Gandhi spinning a yarn.
Emaciated homespun Gandhi
spinning a yarn.

Churchill the Druid never did much fasting but that discipline is a vital part of Hinduism. When Westerners visit India seeking the "wisdom" of the Hindus, or to contact their dear departed loved ones, the gurus tell them to go on long fasts . . . and then they will be able to make contact with the dead . . . or communicate with the unseen powers of the universe!!

Fasting for power over Satan is also highly recommended in the Holy Bible but it tells us not to advertise when we fast. The Messiah of Israel said:

“Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Verily, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly" (Matthew 6:16-18).

The emaciated frame of Gandhi spinning a yarn became famous throughout the world.

Gandhi forced Subhas Chandra Bose to resign from the Presidency!!
Subhas Chandra Bose was the real hero of Indian independence and the true FATHER of the Indian Republic. From the very beginning of his quest for Indian freedom from British oppression, he was mightily opposed by Gandhi . . . even to the stratagem of having him poisoned.

Bose as President of Congress
Bose as President of
Congress in 1938.

In February 1938, Subhas Chandra Bose was elected President of the 51st session of the Indian National Congress.

Under his leadership, a united India was on the road to true freedom.

Gandhi opposed him mightily . . . even resorting to poison!!


Gandhi trying to put his best face on his relationship with Bose.
Gandhi trying to put his best face on his relationship with Bose.

As Congress President, Bose worked tirelessly to lay the groundwork for Indian independence and unity:

As Congress president, Bose pursued the deep interest in international affairs he had developed during his European exile. He sent a Congress medical mission to China as a symbol of solidarity against Japanese aggression. He encouraged cultural troupes, such as the dancers Uday Shankar and Amala Shankar, to visit Europe and disseminate Indian arts. He closely monitored political and military developments in Europe as the Third Reich spread its tentacles, and he sharply criticized the British and French betrayal of Czechoslovakia in 1938. On the death of Kemal Atatürk in November 1938, he held up the father of modern Turkey as "a magnificent example of the dictum that those who strive for liberty and win it should also put into effect the program of post-war reconstruction. (Bose, His Majesty's Opponent, p. 152).

In January 1939, Mr. Bose was reelected to Congress for another year. Gandhi was highly displeased with the result of the election. After visiting him, Bose fell dangerously ill:

Bose headed to Wardha for a meeting with Gandhi. He hoped that a face-to-face meeting would clear the air, but no breakthrough was to be achieved during their talks on February 15. On his way back by train to Calcutta the next day, Bose fell ill with a high fever. When he asked for a postponement of the Congress Working Committee scheduled for February 22, Vallabhbhai Patel led all the members–except for Jawaharlal Nehru and Sarat Chandra Bose–to resign. Nehru issued an ambiguous separate statement, which led many to believe that he too had joined Patel in leaving the Working Committee (Bose, His Majesty's Opponent, pp. 157-158).

Unable to get any cooperation from Gandhi, Bose resigned from the Presidency on April 29, 1939. This was a momentous moment for India, as World War II was about to erupt in Europe, and a chance for India to gain independence from Britain.

Gandhi presided over the partition of India in 1947!!

Subhas Chandra Bose would never have agreed to the partition of India into warring factions. The partition of India caused a dreadful civil war between Hindus and Muslims. Gandhi's answer to the millions who were uprooted from their homes was to FAST.

Gandhi and Jawaharlar Nehru.
Gandhi and Jawaharlar Nehru.

Jawaharlar Nehru worked with Gandhi for the partition of India and he was Prime Minister from 1947 to 1964.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the first "Muslim" governor-general of the newly created nation of Pakistan.

Both men trained as spies in Britain!!

Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

In 1947, India was partitioned and 2 hostile nations were created where one nation had existed for 4,000 years. The British divide and rule strategy was applied, with Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims divided along ethnic lines.

After the partition in 1947, a further partition took place in 1971 with the creation of Bangladesh. More countries mean more wars and wasteful military expenditures which could be used to improve the lives of the people.

Raj Ghat Gandhi Memorial, Delhi.
Raj Ghat Gandhi Memorial, Delhi.

British Secret Service agent Gandhi underwent pagan cremation on January 31, 1948.

A memorial to the spot where he was cremated now exists at Raj Ghat.

Subsequently, mighty man Mahatma Gandhi was canonized by most of the world's religions.

Saint Gandhi.
"Saint" Gandhi.

The false religion of Hinduism teaches an endless cycle of rebirth or reincarnation, until a soul merges with the divine essence of the universe. Nothing could be further from the TRUTH. Saint Paul had Hinduism in mind when he said:

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment, so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation (Hebrews 9:27-28).

Cremated or buried, all will be resurrected on the Last Day:

The great day of JEHOVAH is near, it is near, and hasteth quickly, even the voice of the day of JEHOVAH: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly (Zephaniah 1:14).

If "Saint" Gandhi had taken any time to read the Holy Bible he would have soon discovered that spies are despicable.

Vital Links


Bose, Sugata. His Majesty's Opponent. Subhas Chandra Bose and India's Struggle for Independence. Harvard University Press, 2011.

Gandhi, Mohandas K. An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth. Beacon Press, Boston, 1957.

Gandhi, Arun & Sunanda. The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, Wife of Mahatma Gandhi. Ozark Mountains Books, Huntsville, Alabama, 1998.

Herman, Arthur. Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed An Empire and Forged Our Age. Bantam Books, New York, 2008.

Mirabehn, The Spirit's Pilgrimage. Great Ocean Publishers, Arlington, Virginia, 1960.

Roberts, Frederick Sleigh. Forty-One Years in India, From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. R. Bentley, London, 1897.

Singh, G.B. Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity. Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, 2004.

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