Gandhi on capitalism

A rare interview extracted from 'An Interview with Gandhi' by French Journalist Charles Petrasch, which he took at London in 1931 (Courtesy: Think India Quarterly).

 
Last Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015

Question: What do you mean by 'machine'? Is not the charka (the primitive plough) a machine?

Gandhi: The charka and similar instruments are clearly machines, and from this you can gather my definition of machines. I am willing to admit that it is largely the abuse of the machine system which is responsible for the exploitation of the working class in the world.

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