Gandhi and ghee: Two lessons on diet and politics
Nothing reveals Gandhi’s willingness to change—and change again—more than his relationship with ghee
In January 1908, Mahatma Gandhi was sent to jail for defying South Africa’s racist laws. From behind bars, he launched a protest campaign, but not one aimed at those laws. Rather, the focus of his campaign was something that might seem less urgent, perhaps even trivial—the absence of ghee in the prison diet.