Malawi protestors dont want Gandhi statue from India — Quartz Africa

Canadian journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell in his podcast Revisionist History once said statues are a representation of something that we have chosen to take seriously, to memorize in a permanent form. With a statue you are saying to the future, “This is what I want you to remember about my generation.”

Perhaps in keeping with this, the Indian government and the Indian community in Malawi—with the approval of the Malawi government—are currently erecting a Mahatma Gandhi statue which they state is a way of paying homage to the efforts of activism Gandhi offered.

However, despite both the Indian and Malawian government’s support to have the statue put right at the heart of Blantyre, which is the southern African country’s second oldest city, not everyone is pleased with the idea…

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