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Gandhism
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Gandhism is a body of ideas and principles that describes the inspiration, vision and the life work of Mahatma Gandhi. It is particularly associated with his contributions to the idea of nonviolent resistance, sometimes also called civil resistance.
The term "Gandhism" also encompasses what Gandhi's ideas, words and actions mean to people around the world, and how they used them for guidance in building their own future. Gandhism also permeates into the realm of the individual human being, non-political and non-social. A Gandhian can mean either an individual who follows, or a specific philosophy which is attributed to, Gandhism. Eminent scholar, Professor Ramjee Singh has called Gandhi the Bodhisattva of the twentieth century.[1]
However Gandhi did not approve of 'Gandhism', as Gandhi explained:
There is no such thing as "Gandhism," and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems...The opinions I have formed and the conclusions I have arrived at are not final. I may change them tomorrow. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills.[2]
Contents   [hide]
1 Satyagraha
1.1 Satya
2 Brahmacharya and ahimsa
3 Economics
3.1 Khadi
4 Fasting
5 Religion
6 Nehru's India
7 Freedom
8 "Without truth, nothing"
9 Gandhians
10 Promotion of Gandhian Ideas
11 Criticism and controversy
11.1 Concept of partition
12 See also
13 Notes
14 References
15 External links
Satyagraha[edit]

Main article: Satyagraha
Satyagraha is formed by two Sanskrit words Satya (truth) and Agraha (holding firmly to). The term was popularised during the Indian Independence Movement, and is used in many Indian languages including Hindi.
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