Ramchandra Gandhi

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Ramchandra Gandhi (9 June 1937 – 13 June 2007) was an Indian philosopher. He was a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the son of Devdas Gandhi and Lakshmi (daughter of Rajaji) and also brother of Rajmohan Gandhi, Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee.

Ramchandra Gandhi obtained his doctoral degree in philosophy from Oxford[1] where he was a student of Peter Strawson. He is known for founding the philosophy department at the University of Hyderabad. He also taught at Visva-Bharati University, Panjab University, California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California, and Bangalore University. He died at the India International Centre on 13 June 2007, four days after his 70th birthday.[2]

His daughter, Leela Gandhi, is a postcolonial academic at Brown University.


  • The Availability of Religious Ideas (1976)
  • I Am Thou: Meditations on the Truth of India (1984)
  • Sita's Kitchen: A Testimony of Faith and Inquiry (1992)
  • Svaraj: A Journey with Tyeb Mehta's Shantiniketan Triptych (2003)
  • Muniya's Light: A Narrative of Truth and Myth (2005)


  1. ^ Sita's Kitchen. SUNY Press. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ Ashish Mehta - Indiainteracts.com. "Ramachandra Gandhi: the quintessential argumentative Indian". Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007.