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Mahatma Gandhi


[gahn-dee, gan-] /ˈgɑn di, ˈgæn-/
[in-deer-uh] /ɪnˈdɪər ə/ (Show IPA),
1917–84, Indian political leader: prime minister 1966–77 and 1980–84 (daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru).
Mohandas Karamchand
[moh-huh n-dahs kuhr-uh m-chuhnd] /ˌmoʊ hənˈdɑs ˌkʌr əmˈtʃʌnd/ (Show IPA),
("Mahatma") 1869–1948, Hindu religious leader, nationalist, and social reformer.
[rah-jeev] /rɑˈdʒiv/ (Show IPA),
1944–91, Indian political leader: prime minister 1984–89 (son of Indira). Unabridged
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  • Before reading his written statement Mahatma Gandhi spoke a few words as introductory remarks to the whole statement.

    Freedom's Battle Mahatma Gandhi
  • It is for this blunder that Mahatma Gandhi has started this non-co-operation.

    India for Indians C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  • "Mahatma Gandhi would have followed out those plans," Pierce said with a touch of grimness.

  • Mahatma Gandhi advised his countrymen to take the Satyagraha Pledge as the only means of securing redress for their grievances.

    Chitta Ranjan Sukumar Ranjan Das
  • A strong rumour to the effect that Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned spread over all parts of India and exasperated the populace.

    Chitta Ranjan Sukumar Ranjan Das
British Dictionary definitions for Mahatma Gandhi


Indira (Priyadarshini) (ɪnˈdɪərə, ˈɪndərə), daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. 1917–84, Indian stateswoman; prime minister of India (1966–77; 1980–84); assassinated
Mohandas Karamchand (ˌməʊhənˈdʌs ˌkʌrəmˈtʃʌnd), known as Mahatma Gandhi. 1869–1948, Indian political and spiritual leader and social reformer. He played a major part in India's struggle for home rule and was frequently imprisoned by the British for organizing acts of civil disobedience. He advocated passive resistance and hunger strikes as means of achieving reform, campaigned for the untouchables, and attempted to unite Muslims and Hindus. He was assassinated by a Hindu extremist
Rajiv (ræˈdʒiːv), son of Indira Gandhi. 1944–91, Indian statesman; prime minister of India (1984–89); assassinated
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