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Words of the Week 10/2014 – Mahatma Gandhi

Words of the Week 10/2014

Mahatma Gandhi

re-published by Ralph Kratzer

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent 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.

Words of the Week 10_2014

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