63) Ajay Skaria, "'No Politics without Religion': Of Secularism and Gandhi
," in Vinay Lal, ed.
, the 64-year-old widow of slain Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
, is widely viewed as the most powerful person in India, setting government strategy and doling out Cabinet posts.
To call Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi
and His Struggle With India a biography is to stretch that genre's meaning.
is popularly remembered as an ascetic who was deeply connected to India's villages ("a half-naked fakir" as Winston Churchill famously called him), his background was actually cosmopolitan and global.
The next morning, on April 5th, Gandhi
scooped up a lump of mud and salt from the beach, raised his hand, and claimed it as his own.
Two outstanding Montblanc writing instruments - the Mahatma Gandhi
Limited Edition 241 and the Mahatma Gandhi
Memorial Edition 3000 have been created to pay tribute to the wisdom, vision and boundless energy the indomitable Mahatma Gandhi
displayed as he bravely struggled to free his beloved nation.
Yet Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI) contends that in reality Gandhi
was so deeply prejudiced against black-skinned people and committed to the Hindu caste system that he would never have sat for dinner with Obama.
He (Varun) is just a party worker and our candidate from Pilibhit and he will be utilized according to his capabilities," senior party leader Kalraj Mishra, who accompanied Gandhi
in Pilibhit, a district in Uttar Pradesh, told reporters in state capital Lucknow in the evening.
, a grandson of the late Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi
, is alleged to have made inflammatory comments while campaigning as a candidate of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier this month.
A pair of metal-rimmed eyeglasses, used leather sandals, a pocket watch, a simple brass bowl and plate, all of which once belonged to Gandhi
are to go under the hammer at Antiquorum Auctioneers.
Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
in 1869, in what was to become the state of Gujarat, India, this beloved leader was later given the honorary title of Mahatma, or "great-souled," by Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet and 1913 Nobel laureate.
Institute for Nonviolence at the University of Rochester, for saying that Israel and Jews are "the biggest players" in a global culture of violence.