This throwback Thursday blog is about a man known and loved throughout the world. Was he perfect, not at all, but he was committed to equality and dignity for all people. His lessons to the world are as necessary and important as they were in the 1940s.



Ghandi-ji was  the name showing love and respect by Indians for the Father of India. Interesting that he chose non-violence and civil disobedience to reach the desired end of  freedom and self-reliance for all Indians. Two hundred years before,  the colonies of America turned to George Washington to lead their rag-tag army to victory over the British, the most formidable army in the world. Washington was then elected president of the new United States. Unlike Gandhi, who was assassinated by a Hindu unhappy that Gandhi was giving Muslims too much in Pakistan, Washington died in his bed of old age and repertory infection.  Both men, though by different paths and methods, worked for human rights, the rejection of unjust British laws, and freedom for their countrymen.

Gandhi married at the age of thirteen.  He and his wife Kasturba had four children. Gandhi went to study law in Britain and practiced…

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I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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