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Mahatma Gandhi

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

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civil Disobedience

civil Disobedience  

The political tactic of disobeying a law deliberately, in order to bring about some change. The disobedience should ideally be public, non-violent, and committed by activists willing to face the ...
Edwin Arnold

Edwin Arnold  

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(1832–1904)British translator and playwright who produced a metrical translation of the Bhagavadgītā, called The Song Celestial (1885). This was the version through which M. K. Gāndhī first became ...
Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  

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(1817–62),American author, became a follower and friend of Emerson. He supported himself by a variety of occupations; a few of his poems were published in the Dial, but he made no money from ...
Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy  

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(1828–1910), Russian writer, most famous for his novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, but also the author of numerous stories for children. Tolstoy was an ardent educator and used ...
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore  

(1861–1941)Indian writer, who was awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1915 he was knighted but repudiated the honour in protest against the Amritsar Massacre (1919).Tagore was born into a ...
resistance

resistance  

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Refusal to accept or comply with something.The Resistance is the name given to the underground movement formed in France during the Second World War to fight the German occupying forces and the Vichy ...
Romain Rolland

Romain Rolland  

(1866–1944)French novelist, dramatist, and essayist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915.Born at Clamecy, Mièvre, into a well-established middle-class family, Rolland studied at the ...

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