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Morarji (Ranchhodji) (məˈrɑːdʒɪ). 1896–1995, Indian statesman, noted for his asceticism. He founded the Janata party in opposition to Indira Gandhi, whom he defeated in the 1977 election; prime minister of India (1977–79)
Kiran, born 1971, Indian writer; her novel The Inheritance of Loss (2006) won the Man Booker Prize
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  • Mr. desai led us at once to the writing room where, cross-legged, sat Mahatma Gandhi.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • desai, Dr. Pingale, and a few others who desired the Kriya technique.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • A solemn chant led by Mr. desai, with responses from the group; then a Gita reading.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

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