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Acharya Kripalani A freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi
Ahimsa (a-hinmsa), literally means non-violence. Ahimsa has been the doctrine of many a religions in India, especially Jainism. Mahatma Gandhi used it as a powerful means to fight the British. [more]
Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920) Popular as Lokamanya; Leader of Indian freedom and educator; His vision of non-violent struggle was carried out by Mahatma Gandhi [more]
Bapuji Fatherly figure. A title affectionately given to Mahatma Gandhi.
Bhave Vinoba (1895-1982) Disciple of Gandhi who advocated Bhoodan (land donation) and vegetarianism.
Dharmananda Kosambi (1876-1947) Great Orientalist and Buddhist scholar who taught at Harward and Univ. of Leningrad; an associate of Mahatma Gandhi and an advocate of Ahimsa
Gandhi Mohandas (1869-1948) also known as Mahatma, is one of the greatest leaders of 20th century. Advocated non-violent struggle and equality of humans and lead an open, clean life. [more]
Gopalakrishna Gokhale (1866-1915) Indian statesman whom Gandhi regarded as his mentor. Founded Servants of India Society in 1905
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) India's prime minister several times; daughter on J. Nehru and mother of R. Gandhi, also prime ministers of India
Jamanlal Bajaj (1886-1942) Industrialist and freedom fighter with the Indian National Congress. He was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) Indian National Leader and Statesman; First Prime Minister of India; an eminent congressman and an associate of Mahatma Gandhi; father of Indira Gandhi [more]
Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979) Popularly known as JP, he was instrumental in formation of Janata Party, once a formidable political force against Indira Gandhi; Freedom fighter and social reformer
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya Gandhian freedom fighter and high priestess of Indian culture; established numerous programs for women in India [more]
Khadi rough homespun cotton popularized by Gandhiji [more]
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan (1890-1988) Popularly known as *the frontier Gandhi* dedicated his life for India; a close associate of Gandhi, organized Khudai Khidmatgar and opposed partition of India.
Lord Irwin Governor General of India; signed a peace pact with Indian National Congress known as Gandhi-Irwin pact
Mahatma Gandhi Indian Spiritual and Political Leader; Advocated non-violent struggle [more]
Morarji Desai (1896-1995) Staunch Gandhian, Freedom fighter and a prime minister of India.
Motilal Nehru Prominent member of the Indian National Congress before the rise of Mahatma Gandhi; father of Jawaharlal Nehru and grand father of Indira Gandhi
Nanda Guljarilal (1898-?) Gandhian and twice India's care taker Prime Minister
Porbandar The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi in the state of Gujarat
Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) First President of Indian Republic; a devout Gandhian and a respected statesman
Rajiv Gandhi (1944-1991) Commercial pilot turned politician, became the prime minister of India after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, his mother.
Sanjay Gandhi Younger son of Indira Gandhi; Groomed as her political successor, he engaged in abuse of power during the dark days of emergency (1977) ; died in a plane crash.
Satyagraha Literally meaning a "just demand", the term Gandhiji coined for his non-violent protests.
Sonia Gandhi Italian born widow of Rajiv Gandhi; mother of Rahul Gandhi, and daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi
Sriperumbudur The birth place of Ramanujacharya in the state of Tamil Nadu; this is also where Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated
Vallabhabhai Patel (1875-1950) Popular as *Sardar* or The Iron Man, is credited with unification of India with the many princely states after independence; a close follower of Mahatma Gandhi
Wardha Name of the city in Maharashtra most famous for imprisoning Mahatma Gandhi.


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