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Interview number: 232

Interviewer: Gandhi, Arun

Interview date: 1969-02-00

Length 46 minutes

Condition notes: Slight feedback; volume variation; background noise.

‘Gora’ (G.R. Rao), atheist author, elaborates on some of the observations and arguments put forward in his book ‘An Atheist With Gandhi’, describing Godliness and Godlessness and their common aim of removing caste and untouchability.

Coverage notes: ‘An Atheist With Gandhi’; untouchability; academics; caste; SPIN; namaste vs. handshake; Atheism, Imperialism; brahmacharya, celibacy; Harijans; mixed marriages; solemnise with ‘Truth’, not ‘God’; prophet, heretic; Sanatana/Orthodox Hindus; Ktipalani; Noakhali; Tagore ‘Ekla Chalo Re’; Thakkar; 1920-1948