The GandhiServe Network

What is GandhiServe?

GandhiServe is a multinational network of various institutions furthering the promotion of Gandhian values - truth, civil disobedience, nonviolent resistance and peace. These institutions offer products and services relating to Mahatma Gandhi and India's independence movement. They firmly believe in and follow the principles of simplicity, self-support and trusteeship as propagated by Mahatma Gandhi.

Which are these institutions?

The charitable GandhiServe Foundation / Facebook was established in 2002 at Berlin, Germany. It executes educational and research projects on the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi and the ethics of nonviolence. Its website is  a comprehensive repository about the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. It provides research and study material about Gandhi, his life, work and philosophy for Gandhian students, scholars, activists and institutions - and anyone interested in Mahatma Gandhi and his thoughts. The website offers Gandhi's correspondence, his writings, a detailed chronology of his life, and links to vast audio, video and image resources. The foundation further operates the Gandhian social network GandhiTopia and a well-frequented YouTube channel. The activities of the foundation are largely funded by GandhiServe e.K.


GandhiServe e.K. is an enterprise registered at Berlin, Germany. It has been established in 1998 and mainly operates its webportals GandhiMedia and the GandhiServe Store. GandhiServe's COSY CORK / FB project, selling handmade and eco-friendly cork products from Portugal, donates 100% of its profits to the GandhiServe Foundation.


GandhiServe India / FB is a trust, founded in 2001 at Mumbai. Apart of conducting educational activities the charitable trust runs the Read Gandhi project on Facebook and got over 4.500 images of Mahatma Gandhi colourized. The trust has published the extensive photo biography MAHATMA - Gandhi's Life in Colour / FB and its abridged version MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE - The life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. In August 2018 the audio-visual show MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE - The life and work of Mahatma Gandhi / FB was released.


The joint GandhiServe Archives form the best online repository on Mahatma Gandhi, in terms of quality and quantity.

Who founded GandhiServe?

Founder/chairperson of GandhiServe Foundation and CEO of GandhiServe e.K. is Peter Rühe / FB. He is also the owner of The Gandhi CollectionGandhiServe India was established by its present director, Jayan Mitra.

The award-winning TV ad by Telecom Italia has been supported by GandhiServe.