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Gandhi, Mahatma

Human societies have evolved through the cumulative contributions of their members. But some individuals stand out for their unique contributions to the enrichment of human life and the positive transformation of society. Luminaries such as Leonardo DaVinci, William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Ludwig Beethoven, Leo Tolstoy, Nelson Mandela, and Bertrand Russell come to mind. Their life journeys inspire some and evoke debate among others. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1948) continues to evoke both reverence and hatred. By looking at his life, we can gain some understanding of how he changed the lives of Indians during British colonialism, and we can see how his ideas continue to be relevant in this age of globalization. Gandhi saw the purpose of education not simply in terms ...

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