Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,
Suzi
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Quote of the Day: Mohandas Gandhi

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

- Mohandas Gandhi


I don't actually know anything about Gandhi, I realized as I typed up that quote out.  I mean, I know of Gandhi - he was some sort of revolutionary leader in India who campaigned for his people against the eeevil British Raj.  I think he wore a bedsheet.  Also, round wire spectacles.  He had no hair when he was an old man; as far as I know, he was always an old, wrinkled man.  I want to say he was a religious guy, but I don't know if that's even true.  If he was, I don't know if he was Buddhist or a Hindu or Muslim.  Was he assassinated at the end? I want to say he was.

But this is only the bits and pieces I've pulled together through pop culture.  In truth, I don't know anything about him.  What he was protesting, how involved he was in politics, his philosophy and/or beliefs...in general, Indian history has never particularly interested me, but this seems like a gap I should really try to fill.

Any recommendations for a good Gandhi biography?
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