GANDHI, Mohandas Karamchand


GANDHI, Mohandas Karamchand
(1869-1948)
   Indian political leader and MYSTIC who developed a technique of spiritual/political action which he called "Satygraha" (truth-force). Today he is remembered as an advocate of non-violent resistance. Gandhi was opposed to modern technology and sought to return India to its spiritual roots.

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