Definition of Gandhi, Mahatma in English:

Gandhi, Mahatma

Line breaks: Ma|hatma Gan¦dhi
Pronunciation: /ˈɡandi
, ˈɡɑːndi/
( 1869–1948), Indian nationalist and spiritual leader; full name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He became prominent in the opposition to British rule in India, pursuing a policy of non-violent civil disobedience. He never held government office, but was regarded as the country’s supreme political and spiritual leader; he was assassinated by a Hindu following his agreement to the creation of the state of Pakistan.



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  • The song in the background is a lament for the failed Gandhian ideals.
  • Socio-political developments in the post-colonial world corresponded with the Gandhian prognosis.
  • He is now on a mission to create model villages based on the Gandhian philosophy of self-reliance.

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