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Nonviolence, Peace and Tolerance. One of the best ways to remember Gandhi's memory is what Gandhi himself said: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

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The word Mahatma means great soul. This name was not given Gandhi at birth by his parents, but many years later by the Indian people when they discovered they had a Mahatma in their midst.

Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat, a small state in western India. He was named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The word Gandhi means grocer, and generations earlier that had been the family occupation. But Gandhi's grandfather, father, and uncle had served as prime ministers to the princes of Porbandar and other tiny Indian states, and though lower caste, the Gandhis were middle-class, cultured, and deeply religious Hindus.

On January 30th 1948, he was assassinated in Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

Raj Ghat, Delhi is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot of his cremation

Gandhi's ashes at Aga Khan Palace (Pune, India)

"Peace is a friendly open hand
Peace is a place to understand
Because of peace we negotiate
Peace is the only end to all our hates"

- Gandhi

Documentary, 44min 14sec, Colour & B/W, 1997

His pacifist philosophy brought one of the world's great powers to its knees. He proved that violence is not the only road to change.

Mahatma Gandhi's life was a study in contrast and paradox. He saw himself as doing God's work, yet recognized only personal conscience as the highest authority. He was a charismatic leader of millions who confounded intellectuals. He took a vow of abstinence, but in old age welcomed young women into his bed! BIOGRAPHY® profiles the small man who took a great nation on his shoulders and changed the world. Trace his rise to power and fearless campaign of truth, non-violence and non-cooperation with injustice that defeated the British Empire. Biographers offer insight into his surprising personal life, while historians explore his remarkable accomplishments. Hear from his grandson, Arun Gandhi, and, in a rare interview, the Dalai Lama reflects on Gandhi's incredible life and enduring legacy.

From the formation of his philosophy to changing the face of the world, this is the complete saga of the Pilgrim of Peace Mahatma Gandhi.



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"When I despair"

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Happy 150th Birthday, Mahatma Gandhi

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be the change

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THE GANDHISERVE ARCHIVES

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Peter Rühe’s Gandhi Collection

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MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE - The life and work of Mahatma Gandhi

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MAHATMA - LIFE OF GANDHI 1869-1948 (abridged, 2hrs 15min)

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Speech by GANDHI London 1931

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Mahatma Gandhi : Film : MAHATMA - Life of Gandhi, 1869-1948 (5hrs 10min)

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Arun Gandhi urges practice of nonviolence, personal peace

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The Gandhian Knot

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82nd commemoration of Dandi March and the spirit of peace and non-violence

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Happy Birthday, Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Comment by Eva Libre on June 13, 2020 at 4:45pm

Comment by Eva Libre on June 7, 2020 at 5:02pm

We talk about non-violent resistance against segregation but we fail to celebrate the quite women voluntaries who lived in our mids. This is the portrait of Mrs Gandhi with a photograph of her husband Manilal Gandhi been charged for occupying the white municipal library in protest against the segregation of libraries in Durban. She does not appear in the photograph with her husband - but years later I inserted her back into history.

Pix Omar Badsha 1981

Comment by Nada Jung on March 20, 2020 at 4:28pm

I hope the hoarders will remember these wise words.

Comment by Nada Jung on March 20, 2020 at 4:28pm

I hope the hoarders will remember these wise words.

Comment by Eva Libre on August 29, 2019 at 2:57pm

This is the video that has David sent to us:

Comment by Eva Libre on December 28, 2018 at 5:02am

Gandhi

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Gandhi crowd

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M.K. Gandhi

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Gandhi sculpture by Kantibhai Patel

 

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