Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable") – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for father, papa) and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
|Dinesh D'Souza||The Indian independence leaders, Nehru, Gandhi and others, were products of the West.|
|Lavanya Sankaran||Traditionally, Indian society was divided into four main castes. At the top, Brahmins, as priests and teachers; second came the Kshatriyas, the warriors and rulers; third, Vaishyas, who were merchants; last, Shudras, the laborers. And below them all, the Dalits, or untouchables, called Harijans, or “children of God,” by Mahatma Gandhi|
|A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.||Policy & Policy Making|
|Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.||Freedom & Liberty|
|Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.||Welfare|
|Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.||Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations|
|Poverty is the worst form of violence.||Poverty|