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Mohandas Gandhi


Key People

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Aga Khan III - (1877-1957) Hereditary ruler of the Muslim Ismaili sect and general Muslim leader. Born into great power and wealth, the Aga Khan supported the British in India, and founded the All-India Muslim League in 1906.
Winston Churchill  - Prime Minister of England during World War II, and an obdurate foe of Indian independence
Karamchand Gandhi  - Gandhi's father, and a local politician. When Gandhi's family sent him to England after Karamchand's death, it was with the hope that he would follow in his father's footsteps.
Nathuram Vinayuk Godse - A militant Hindu nationalist, and Gandhi's assassin
G.K. Gokhale - A great Indian politician at the turn of the century, who befriended Gandhi
Muhammed Ali Jinnah  - Head of the Muslim League, and founder of Pakistan. He successfully demanded partition of India into Muslim and Hindu countries, an idea to which Gandhi was fundamentally opposed.
Kasturbai  - Gandhi's wife. They were married at the age of thirteen.
Lord Mountbatten - The last Viceroy of India, he presided over the partition of the subcontinent.
Jawaharlal Nehru  - An Indian nationalist leader and friend to Gandhi, he became the first Prime Minister of India.
Motilal Nehru  - A leader in the Indian National Congress and Gandhi's ally, he was the father of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Putlibai  - Gandhi's mother. She died while he was in England.
Raychandra - A Jain friend of Gandhi's, with whom he corresponded on matters of religion in the 1890s
Jan Smuts  - The Afrikaner President of the Transvaal, and Gandhi's opponent in his struggle against discrimination
Leo Tolstoy - The Russian author whose works on pacifism had a profound effect on Gandhi

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