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pandit US English

A Hindu scholar learned in Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and religion, typically also a practicing priest

Pandit, Vijaya US English

(1900–90), Indian politician and diplomat, sister of Jawaharlal Nehru; full name Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. Having been imprisoned three times by the British for nationalist activities, after independence she became the first woman to serve as president of the UN General Assembly (1953–54)

Nehru, Jawaharlal US English

(1889–1964), Indian statesman; prime minister 1947–64; known as Pandit Nehru; father of Indira Gandhi. Nehru was elected leader of the Indian National Congress in 1929. Imprisoned nine times by the British for his nationalist campaigns, he went on to become the first prime minister of independent India

Pandit Nehru in Nehru, Jawaharlal US English

(1889–1964), Indian statesman; prime minister 1947–64; known as Pandit Nehru; father of Indira Gandhi. Nehru was elected leader of the Indian National Congress in 1929. Imprisoned nine times by the British for his nationalist campaigns, he went on to become the first prime minister of independent India

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit in Pandit, Vijaya US English

(1900–90), Indian politician and diplomat, sister of Jawaharlal Nehru; full name Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. Having been imprisoned three times by the British for nationalist activities, after independence she became the first woman to serve as president of the UN General Assembly (1953–54)

pandit Spanish-English

pundit, pandit