Why Gandhi not received Nobel prize for peace?

Gandhi was a great freedom fighter of both SouthAfrica & India. Also a freedom fighter of non-violence.Then why?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Gandhi never received the Nobel Peace Prize, though he was nominated five times between 1937 and 1948, including the first-ever nomination by the American Friends Service Committee.[29] Decades later, the Nobel Committee publicly declared its regret for the omission, and admitted to deeply divided nationalistic opinion denying the award. Mahatma Gandhi was to receive the Prize in 1948, but his assassination prevented the award from coming to him. The war breaking out between the newly created states of India and Pakistan could have been a complicating factor for Mahatma Gandhi not being presented with the Prize in 1948.[30] The Prize was not awarded in 1948, the year of Gandhi's death, on the grounds that "there was no suitable living candidate" that year, and when the Dalai Lama was awarded the Prize in 1989, the chairman of the committee said that this was "in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi".[31] The Committee felt so terrible it had not conferred the prize on Mahatma Gandhi that it kept looking at "other Indians" over the years. Those considered over the years were Jawaharlal Nehru and Vinoba Bhave.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its a decision still regretted by the Nobel Commitee. He was nominated five times and was supposed to recieve it in 1948 had he not been assasinated.

    The Nobel Prize for peace was not given in the year 1948 because "there was no suitable living candidate"!

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  • 3 years ago

    Awarding the Nobel Prize has a partial area. from time to time, favouritism also performs a function. This '0.5 bare Fakir" ought to no longer be interior the reliable books of the committee and there became no one between the international leaders to help him for that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gandhi was over qualified for the award because his non-violent movement is beyond the objective of the Nobel Prize.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It seems reasonable to assume that Gandhi would have been invited to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize had he been alive one more year.

    Source(s): NobelPrize.org
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I believe it is related to the colour of the skin at that time.

    Exactly the same where the colour boys joined the US Army Corp in WWII such as colour boys who were flying P51 mustang protecting B17 bombers and they have not lost a single bomber at that time. Colour matters at that time so does Nobel Prize. I presumed.

    Alexander The Great was killed because of the India, Right? as he refused to go home as the soldiers wanted to go home.

    Forgive me of my curiousity about this DVD movie.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nobel prize for peace is always associated with ideology of commitee and the focus of the main media.

    And another reason is there is actually no scientific and fair enough assessing system to judge which is more good to human peace.

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  • ONLY PPL WITH LOTS OF $$$$$$$ GET Nobel prizes

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  • Vegan
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    1 decade ago

    Had he not been murdered he likely would have received it at some point in his life. He was nominated 5 times for it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because unfortunately too much controversy evolved around him.

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