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Concerning Mahatma Gandhi's Activities

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0008
Concerning Mahatma Gandhi's Activities

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Mahatma Gandhi was involved in many activities, foremost of which was to build Indian society from the ground up. He wanted to see untouchability in India abolished and sought the regeneration of villages as well as communal unity. Most Hindus believed that caste, and, above all, untouchability, was essential to Hinduism. Gandhi's pronouncement about caste was not definite, but he was clear and emphatic in condemning untouchability. He was certain that there were sanctions in the Gita for the abolition of untouchability.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; untouchability; Hinduism; Gita; regeneration of villages; communal unity; caste

Chapter.  3022 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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