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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or, with honorific title, Mahatma Gandhi is arguably the most renowned representative of Hinduism of the 20th century. He propagated nonviolence (ahiṃsā), insistence on truth (satyāgraha; satya), and self-restraint as the fundamental principles of religion, guiding all activities whether political, social, religious, or personal. Life must be guided and pervaded by religion, which must not be accorded to a private o…

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Malinar, Angelika, “Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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