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(1869–1948) Indian nationalist and spiritual leader. After early civil-rights activities as a lawyer in South Africa, in 1914 Gandhi returned to India, where he became prominent ...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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..., Mahatma [Hist.] ( 1869–1948 ) An Indian nationalist and spiritual leader who pursued a policy of passive resistance and non-violent civil disobedience in opposition to British rule in India. Regarded as the principal force in achieving India's independence, he was assassinated in 1948 . > A pacifist or one who engages in non-violent struggle I remained almost transcendentally calm, Christ-like in my turning of the other cheek and Gandhi-like in my restraint from smacking him in the mouth. Musings from Middle England (blog) ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Mahatma (born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ) ( 1869–1948 ) Indian nationalist and spiritual leader . After early civil-rights activities as a lawyer in South Africa, in 1914 Gandhi returned to India, where he became prominent in the opposition to British rule and was frequently imprisoned. The President of the Indian National Congress (1925–34), he never held government office, but was regarded as the country’s supreme political and spiritual leader and the principal force in achieving India’s independence. The Salt March to Dandi ( 1930 ) was...

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The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India (3 ed.)

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... Gandhi, M.K. 1925. ‘The Poet and the Charkha’, Young India , 5 November; reproduced in The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi , Vol. 28, Delhi, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, 1968. ——. 1934. ‘Village industries’, Harijan , 16 November; reproduced in The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi , Vol. 59, New Delhi, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, 1974. ——. 1934a. ‘Swadeshi’, Harijan , 10 August; reproduced in The Collected Works of Mahatma...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., ‘Mahatma’ ( Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ) ( 1869–1948 ) Indian political and spiritual leader . A lawyer, he practised in South Africa ( 1893–1914 ), where he led equal-rights campaigns, before returning to his native India in 1914 . Following the massacre at Amritsar ( 1919 ), Gandhi organized several non-cooperation campaigns and was imprisoned ( 1922–24 ) for conspiracy. Resistance methods included strikes, refusal to pay taxes and non-respect of colonial law. After his release, Gandhi served as president ( 1925–34 ) of the Indian National ...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Mahatma ( Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ; 1869–1948 ) Indian nationalist leader, known as the Mahatma (‘Great Soul’). Although he never held government office, Gandhi was regarded as the supreme political and spiritual leader of India and the main force in achieving his country's independence. Born in Porbandar, the son of an office worker who belonged to the merchant caste, Gandhi went to England at the age of nineteen to study law ( 1888 ). He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1891 and practised as a barrister in Bombay before...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...Mahatma Gandhi 1869 1948 Indian politician The things that will destroy us are … politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. Attributed statement. As ‘The seven [social] sins … wealth without works … politics without principle … worship without sacrifice’ etc., this has been ascribed by Arun Gandhi to his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, and is so quoted by Jim Wallis in the introduction to The Soul of Politics:...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Mahatma Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948 Indian statesman . See also Anonymous , Anonymous What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? Non-Violence in Peace and War (1942) vol. 1, ch. 142 whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism holy name of liberty The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. He frees himself and shows the way to...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...0Mahatma Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948 Indian statesman . On Gandhi: see naidu , nehru What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? Non-Violence in Peace and War (1942) vol. 1 whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism holy name of liberty The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. He frees himself and shows the way to others. Freedom...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Mahatma Mahatma Gandhi ( Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ) 1869 – 1948 Indian nationalist and spiritual leader , who pursued a policy of nonviolent civil disobedience against British rule in India; assassinated January 1948 . On Gandhi: see naidu , nehru ; see also sayings , sayings What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? Non-Violence in Peace and War (1942) vol. 1, ch. 142 What difference does...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0Mahatma Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948 Indian nationalist and spiritual leader, who became prominent in opposition to British rule of India, pursuing a policy of non-violent civil disobedience . On Gandhi: see naidu , nehru What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? Non-Violence in Peace and War (1942) vol. 1 What difference does it make mad destruction is wrought name of totalitarianism holy name of...

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A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

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..., Mahatma ( 1869–1948 ) A major political leader prominent in India’s independence struggle against the British Raj . An advocate of non-violent civil disobedience and of ahimsa (non-violence), and satyagraha , he was a key protagonist of the 1930 Dandi Salt March and the 1942 Quit India campaign that precipitated Britain’s colonial departure from South Asia. He trained as a barrister at University College London, and key principles in Indian foreign policy—such as tolerance, peaceful coexistence, anti-imperialism , and non-intervention —are ongoing...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Mahatma999 Mahatma Gandhi 1869–1948 The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere. following Gandhi 's assassination Jawaharlal Nehru 1889 – 1964 Indian statesman broadcast, 30 January 1948; Richard J. Walsh Nehru on Gandhi (1948) ch. 6 light has gone out of our lives there is darkness ...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management in India

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...Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 A labour law and social security measure designed to improve rural livelihood security by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to households whose adult members volunteer for unskilled manual work. The scheme also creates durable infrastructure such as roads, canals, and...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... Gandhi adj. [rhy. sl.; see Mahatma Gandhi n. ] 1 dandy. 2002 K. Lucas ‘All my life I've wanted to be a Barrow Boy’ in Obfuscation News Apr. Issue 20 [Internet] In it you will play a Charlie Ronce who is Mahatma Gandhi and is also a little bit Stoke-on-Trent. 2 randy. 2002 B. Kirkpatrick Wicked Cockney Rhy. Sl. 2003 B. Dark Dirty Cockney Rhy....

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... Gandhi n. [rhy. sl., ult. Ind. freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi ( 1869–1948 )] 1 brandy. 1992 R. Puxley Cockney Rabbit . 2002 B. Kirkpatrick Wicked Cockney Rhy. Sl. 2 shandy. 1969 S.T. Kendall Up the Frog . 1992 R. Puxley Cockney Rabbit . 2002 B. Kirkpatrick Wicked Cockney Rhy....

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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(1869–1948)Indian nationalist and spiritual leader. After early civil-rights activities as a lawyer in South Africa, in 1914 Gandhi returned to India, where he became prominent in the opposition to ...
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An honorific (e.g. Mahātma Gāndhī).

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