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Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: "high-souled," "venerable") - applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa, - is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", "papa.") in India.

Born and raised in a Hindu, merchant caste, family in coastal Gujarat, western India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, but above all for achieving Swaraj or self-rule. (from wikipedia.org)

Gandhi (1982 film)

This is a 1982 biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. The film was directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Ben Kingsley as Gandhi.


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Mahatma Gandhi - wikipedia
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
Mahatma Gandhi - Pilgrim Of Peace
This profiles the small man who took a great nation on his shoulders and changed the world - Mahatma Gandhi - tracing his rise to power and fearless campaign of truth, non-violence and non-cooperation with injustice that defeated the British Empire.
MAHATMA - LIFE OF GANDHI, 1869-1948
The documentary film MAHATMA - LIFE OF GANDHI, 1869-1948. This is a film which seeks to tell the life-story of Gandhi the Man and his incessant search for Truth. ...
Introduction to Nonviolence
Taught by Professor Michael N. Nagler, this course provides an introduction to the science of nonviolence, mainly as seen through the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi.

e-Books
The Story of My Experiments with Truth, by Mohandas K. Gandhi
An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth, by Mohandas K. Gandhi, 1925; ed. by Mahadev Desai, 1940. ...
Mahatma Gandhi: his life, writings and speeches
Author: Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948; Sarojini Naidu, 1879-1949. Publisher: Madras : Ganesh. Language: English. Book contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.