Why wasn't Gandhi awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

I just find it hard to understand, why wasn't Gandhi not awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? I mean they awarded it to people around the world, but didn't awarded it to the one man who was the face of non-violence. One can give a reason that since he wasn't a European he wasn't awarded, but that doesn't make much sense as an Indian Artist named Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913. When Gandhi visited England he received a warm welcome there.

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He was nominated 3 times when he was alive, but was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Not that it matters a lot, but it seems a bit odd as we see almost anyone who has done the slightest bit for peace being awarded the Nobel Prize.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    The Nobel Peace Prize is a joke, especially after Al Gore and Barack Obama. Wasn't Hitler also considered for nomination before World War II broke out? What Ghandi did for peace is more important than him getting an award from some European organization.

  • 3 years ago

    He traditionally would have gotten it if he had preached international warming like that blow coronary heart Gore. Before any person starts identify calling me.................Go investigate the information about what scientist are pronouncing about global warming now & what's going to occur for the next 20 - 30 years & they don't appreciate why.

  • 7 years ago

    Interesting question.

    Gandhi really upset the colonial applecart, and that had serious financial repercussions for Europe.

    Also, India supported the Axis Powers during WWII, that might have had something to do with it.

    • Bruce5 years agoReport

      Check your facts bro. India was controlled by the British during WWII, so many political groups in India had supported the Allies.

      Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_in_World_War_II

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Gandhi was considered for Nobel Peace Prize several times

    But each time, the British applied pressure against Gandhi being awarded Peace Prize

    Because if Gandhi had been awarded Peace Prize, all the western colonies would be illegitimate and all the western countries opposed Gandhi being given Peace Prize

    winners of Nobel Peace Prize

    1947

    Friends Service Council (The Quakers) , American Friends Service Committee (The Quakers)

    1946

    Emily Greene Balch, John Raleigh Mott

    1945

    Cordell Hull

    1944

    Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross)

    1943

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1942

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1941

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1940

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1939

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1938

    Office international Nansen pour les Réfugiés (Nansen International Office for Refugees)

    1937

    Cecil of Chelwood, Viscount (Lord Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil)

    1936

    Carlos Saavedra Lamas

    1935

    Carl von Ossietzky

    1934

    Arthur Henderson

    1933

    Sir Norman Angell (Ralph Lane)

    1932

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1931

    Jane Addams, Nicholas Murray Butler

    1930

    Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan) Söderblom

    1929

    Frank Billings Kellogg

    1928

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1927

    Ferdinand Buisson, Ludwig Quidde

    1926

    Aristide Briand, Gustav Stresemann

    1925

    Sir Austen Chamberlain, Charles Gates Dawes

    1924

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1923

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1922

    Fridtjof Nansen

    1921

    Karl Hjalmar Branting, Christian Lous Lange

    1920

    Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois

    1919

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson

    1918

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1917

    Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross)

    1916

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1915

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1914

    No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    1913

    Henri La Fontaine

    1912

    Elihu Root

    1911

    Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Alfred Hermann Fried

    1910

    Bureau international permanent de la Paix (Permanent International Peace Bureau)

    1909

    Auguste Marie François Beernaert, Paul Henri Benjamin Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, Baron de Constant de Rebecque

    1908

    Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Fredrik Bajer

    1907

    Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Louis Renault

    1906

    Theodore Roosevelt

    1905

    Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner, née Countess Kinsky von Chinic und Tettau

    1904

    Institut de droit international (Institute of International Law)

    1903

    William Randal Cremer

    1902

    Élie Ducommun, Charles Albert Gobat

    1901

    Jean Henry Dunant

    1901

    Jean Henry Dunant, Frédéric Passy

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Wow I did not know that and I wonder too

    He was a Great man.

    And BTW I am an older Liberal.

  • team
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    apparently liberals think obama is more peaceful than Ghandi

  • Stymie
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    They should award it to him posthumously.

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