Who was Mahatma Gandhi?

Introduction Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (02 October 1869 to 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: “great-souled”, “venerable”), first… Read More

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What is the International Day of Non-Violence?

Introduction The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 02 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Background In January 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social Forum in Mumbai. The idea gradually attracted… Read More