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Mahatma Gandhi

(1869—1948) political leader and religious and social reformer

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Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi  

(1917–1984)Indian prime minister (1966–77; 1980–84). Regarded as the strong-willed matriarch of India, Mrs Gandhi dominated her country's affairs both nationally and internationally for nearly ...
Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri  

(b. 2 Oct. 1904, d. 11 Jan. 1966).Prime Minister of India 1964–6 Born in Moghalsarai, he joined Gandhi's call for non-cooperation in his first satyagraha in 1921, and dropped his studies. He resumed ...
Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Mohammad Ali Jinnah  

(1876–1948)Indian nationalist, Muslim leader, and founder of Pakistan.Born in Karachi, the son of a merchant, Jinnah was educated at schools in Karachi and Bombay before qualifying as a barrister at ...
Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai  

(1896–1995)Indian statesman and nationalist leader. After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, he was a strong contender for the post of Prime Minister, but his austere and autocratic style made him too ...
Round Table Conferences

Round Table Conferences  

The meetings held in London (1930–32) between Britain and Indian representatives to discuss Indian constitutional developments. The procedure was suggested by the viceroy, Lord Irwin, in 1929. ...
Salt March

Salt March  

(12 March–6 April 1930)A march by Indian nationalists led by Mohandas Gandhi. The private manufacture of salt violated the salt tax system imposed by the British, and in a new campaign of civil ...
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel  

(b. 31 Oct. 1875, d. 15 Dec. 1950).Deputy Prime Minister of India 1947–50A successful criminal lawyer born at Nadiad, he went to England (1910–13) to be admitted to the Bar. There, he was profoundly ...
satyāgraha

satyāgraha  

A tactic of civil disobedience, passive resistance, and non-cooperation developed by M. K. Gandhi in South Africa (1907–14), where it enabled him to unite the disparate Asian community and force the ...

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