Friday, October 02, 2009

Birthday Blessings, Bapu .....

Political and spiritual leader, advocate of truth and non-violence, and community organizer Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on this day in 1869.

Gandhi lived modestly, practiced the truth and non-violence that he preached, and advocated that others do the same. He was the pioneer of resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience. He was a tireless advocate for India's independence, and for civil rights (which included ending untouchability and expanding women's rights), building religious and ethnic amity, tax relief, easing poverty and increasing economic self-reliance.

Here is
Wikipedia's write-up on Gandhi. And while there does not appear to be an "official" Gandhi website, there is (created by the Indian government). Other good links include Works by Mahatma Gandhi at Project Gutenberg, and the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya Gandhi Museum & Library.

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