Welcome to our site about Satyagraha Poetry!!
In these pages you will find many previously unpublished poems from the Satyagraha Movement. They are part of a larger anthology of Satyagraha poetry contained in the book, A Fire That Blazed in the Ocean: Gandhi and the Poems of Satyagraha in South Africa, 1909-1911 (New Delhi: Promilla & Co., ISBN 1-881388-69-X) by Surendra Bhana and Neelima Shukla-Bhatt. The book is scheduled for release in 2011.
This book publishes 35 poems that appeared in the Gujurati section of the Indian Opinion from 1909 to 1911. The Indian Opinion was a newspaper edited by Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) while he was in South Africa. Most of them were composed by Indians in South Africa who took part in the satyagraha movement (1906-1914) or were close observers. A few came from poets in India. All the poems were printed in Gujurati even though some were originally in Urdu or Hindi. The two leading contributors were Sheik Mahtab and Ambaram Thaker. Two poems are in English.
Praise for the book, A Fire that Blazed in the Ocean