- Morarji (Ranchhodji) (məˈrɑːdʒɪ). 1896–1995, Indian statesman, noted for his asceticism. He founded the Janata party in opposition to Indira Gandhi, whom he defeated in the 1977 election; prime minister of India (1977–79)
- Kiran, born 1971, Indian writer; her novel The Inheritance of Loss (2006) won the Man Booker Prize
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In these stories, Desai casts her gaze backward to conjure a fading era.
Desai, at her best, offers enchanting, subtle, and deeply observed portraits of layered characters trapped between worlds.
Desai, Dr. Pingale, and a few others who desired the Kriya technique.
Mr. Desai led us at once to the writing room where, cross-legged, sat Mahatma Gandhi.
A solemn chant led by Mr. Desai, with responses from the group; then a Gita reading.