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Halidé Edib and Mushirul Hasan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195699999

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.001.0001

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Concerning Mahatma Gandhi's Activities

Concerning Mahatma Gandhi's Activities

(p.43) Chapter Six Concerning Mahatma Gandhi's Activities
Inside India

Halidé Edib

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Mahatma Gandhi was involved in many activities, foremost of which was to build Indian society from the ground up. He wanted to see untouchability in India abolished and sought the regeneration of villages as well as communal unity. Most Hindus believed that caste, and, above all, untouchability, was essential to Hinduism. Gandhi's pronouncement about caste was not definite, but he was clear and emphatic in condemning untouchability. He was certain that there were sanctions in the Gita for the abolition of untouchability.

Keywords:   Mahatma Gandhi, untouchability, Hinduism, Gita, regeneration of villages, communal unity, caste

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