The GandhiServe Network

What is GandhiServe?

GandhiServe represents a global consortium of organizations dedicated to advancing Gandhian principles such as truth, civil disobedience, nonviolent resistance, and peace. These entities provide a range of products and services connected to Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian independence movement, upholding the tenets of simplicity, self-sufficiency, and trusteeship as championed by Gandhi.

Which are these institutions?

The charitable GandhiServe Foundation / Facebook was established in 2002 at Berlin, Germany. The institution carried out educational and research initiatives focused on Mahatma Gandhi's life and the principles of nonviolence. The foundation further operated the Gandhian social network GandhiTopia. GandhiServe e.K. provided substantial funding for the foundation's activities. The GandhiServe Foundation was dissolved in 2023.


GandhiServe e.K. was an enterprise registered at Berlin, Germany. It had been established in 1998 and mainly operated its webportal GandhiMedia. GandhiServe e.K. ceased its operations on December 31, 2022.


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.

The GandhiServe media - audio, video, writings and images - can also be found at the following sources:

GandhiServe's YouTube channelInternet ArchiveArchive for Art and History 

Who founded GandhiServe?

Founder and former chairperson of GandhiServe Foundation and former CEO of GandhiServe e.K. is Peter Rühe / FBGandhiServe India was established by its present director, Jayan Mitra.

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