Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi, Mahatma

  1. A political figure of the twentieth century in India ; the leader of India's drive for independence from Britain . Gandhi used methods of passive resistance and nonviolent disobedience, such as boycotts and hunger strikes, to influence British rulers. He was assassinated in 1948, just after India secured its independence. The title mahatma means “great soul.”

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The bills were clearly an homage to Lucano’s political idols, designed with the portraits of people like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Che Guevara.

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He visited the White House and advised Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi.

The Nobel committee said he was continuing in the noble tradition of Mahatma Gandhi.

First film recording of Mahatma Gandhi, 1931, is now available on YouTube.

If Mahatma Gandhi returned and was democratically elected as president of the Palestinian Authority, it would not matter.

Somehow India remembers everything about Mahatma Gandhi except what he stood for.

The idea was, to quote the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “political” and not “educational.”

It was, to quote the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “a concession to popular agitation.”

Before reading his written statement Mahatma Gandhi spoke a few words as introductory remarks to the whole statement.

Or an excited crowd, all wearing the little white Gandhi cap, rend the air with shouts of Mahatma Gandhi-ki jai!

In 1925 Mahatma Gandhi had honored the Ranchi school by a visit, and had inscribed in its guest-book a gracious tribute.