from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gandhi, Indira Nehru 1917-1984. Indian political leader who served as prime minister (1966-1977 and 1980-1984). She was assassinated by Sikh extremists.
- Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Known as "Mahatma.” 1869-1948. Indian nationalist and spiritual leader who developed the practice of nonviolent disobedience that forced Great Britain to grant independence to India (1947). He was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic.
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- proper n. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement, and proponent of nonviolence.
- proper n. A surname used by Hindu, Jain, Parsi and Sikh people throughout India.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Mohandas Gandhi, a Hindu nationalist and religious leader, who preached non-violent resistance to oppression.
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- n. political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of passive resistance (1869-1948)
- n. daughter of Nehru who served as prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 (1917-1984)
The title, too, is Sanskrit, roughly translated as "truth force," the term Gandhi used to describe his movement of non-violent resistance.
Dead people have prolonged afterlives in a public's heart, as well as with no cutoff time a Nobel could be reduced to annual arguments over either Dietrich Bonhoeffer or Mahatma Gandhi is a some-more estimable recipient.
He believes in Gandhi and King and will bring PEACE in middle east so that we don't have to take our shoes off at Airport.
Playing the lead role of Gandhi is Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit, of the very entertaining and hugely successful Indian film "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun ...!"
To the contrary, The Journey of Little Gandhi is structured so as to render the narrative unstable and ambiguous.
Primarily, frustration exists, I believe, because Gandhi is not a 21st century figure.
The reason why Gandhi is often held up as a standard against which we can evaluate our current nonviolent struggles is because Gandhi wanted more than Indian independence he wanted to transform the culture of his country and to make it a more just and equitable society.
Another reason why modern Western activists have a difficult time with Gandhi is because his campaign for civil rights in South Africa and his campaign for independence for India were fought against the British.
Although Gandhi is popularly remembered as an ascetic who was deeply connected to India's villages ( "a half-naked fakir" as Winston Churchill famously called him), his background was actually cosmopolitan and global.
Few people were aware of the history of the area but instantly recognize the name Gandhi - thanks to the recent renaming of the central bus depot.