Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1869
Death 1948
Birth 1869-10-02
Death 1948-01-30
Gender:
Male
Indians (India)
Japanese, Gujarati, English

Biographical notes:

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948), called Mahatma Gandhi, was the charismatic leader who brought the cause of India's independence from British colonial rule to world attention. His philosophy of non-violence, for which he coined the term satyagraha, influenced both nationalist and international movements for peaceful change. Gandhi's principle of satyagraha (from Sanskrit satya: truth, and graha: grasp/hold), often translated as "way of truth" or "pursuit of truth", inspired other democratic activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lennon and the 14th Dalai Lama. He often said that his values were simple; drawn from traditional Hindu beliefs: truth (satya), and non-violence (ahimsa).

From the description of Mahatma Gandhi letter, 1944. (New Mexico State University). WorldCat record id: 69196218

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  • Education--Curricula
  • Medicine--Research--United States
  • Pacifists
  • Reproduction
  • Statesmen--20th century--Correspondence
  • Statesmen--Correspondence
  • Missionaries--Correspondence
  • Human reproduction--Endocrine aspects
  • Manual training
  • Hormones, Sex
  • Rhesus monkey
  • Medicine--History

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  • India (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)