Thursday, March 04, 2010

Stamps Redefining Historical Relationships!!!

For several years since India attained independence (1947) the name of the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi has been used, misused, and abused by pretty much every opportunistic unscrupulous individual, family, business, and nation. One of the biggest historical blunders of India has been the use of the last name "Gandhi" by the heir's of Jawaharlal Nehru. Obviously this has given them awesome political mileage and enabled their family to be at the helm of affairs in India.

Little did I expect that this misnomer would go so far that people in other parts of the world would actually start thinking that the descendants of Nehru as heir's of Gandhi. Unfortunately this has happened. I came across this stamp/ souvenir sheet on sale on Ebay the seller has titled the listing as "Gandhi and Family Souvenir Sheet". I wrote to the seller to get more details and he said it was issued by the African country Djibouti.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this blunder. I request all blog readers to spread this message among other Indians who are aware of the history so that everyone may lodge a protest against Djibouti and the ebay seller who are propagating this erroneous facts.

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