Mother Teresa has always been known as an inspirational figure in India, and she has also been awarded with a number of awards and recognitions, including the highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
However, she has also been mired in controversy for a number of reasons. A number of critics have accused her of urging the poor to remain in their condition, and also for exalting the rich and prosperous as people who have been rewarded by God for their good qualities.
Christopher Hitchens – author, atheist, and journalist – had released a documentary on Mother Teresa in 1994, in which he claimed to question the notion of Mother Teresa being a saint. In his documentary, which is titled Hell’s Angel, Hitchens questions Mother Teresa’s stance on a number of topics.
Since we all grew up idolising Mother Teresa and her work with the poor, we thought this might be an interesting insight, and another angle to the argument. Have a look and decide for yourself!