Papers of William McGregor and Isabel Ross, [1890-1964] [1890-1964]
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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 "pursui...
Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta on 6 May 1861. After his marriage in 1883, Tagore managed the family estates at Shileida, where he wrote many of his works. In 1901 he founded a school at Santiniketan, Bopur, Bengal, which later became the international institution, Visva-Bharati. In 1912 he visited England and translated some of his works into English. He also made visits to countries in Europe, Asia and North and South America. In 1913 he received the Nobel Prize for literature. At the...
British Missionary in India. From the description of Letter : London, to Laurence Housman, [193-] Aug. 28. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25374712 1896-1899 missioner with the Pembroke College mission at Stoke Newington; 1900 fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge; 1904 joined the Cambridge Brotherhood, Delhi; 1908 fellow of Punjab University; 1913 joined Rabindranath Tagore's Institution at Santiniketan; 1914 went to South Africa to help bring about th...