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The Complete Site on Mahatma Gandhi 
"This comprehensive site is regularly updated & maintained by non-profit Gandhian Organizations in India & has a wealth of information & material for researchers, students, activists & anyone interested in Gandhi."

GandhiServe Foundation: Who's Gandhi?
"GandhiServe, a charitable foundation registered in Germany, aims to spread the ethics of nonviolence by disseminating information about and popularizing Mahatma Gandhi's life and works."
Includes recordings, photographs and video.

"Mahatma Gandhi" article by Edmund Candler
"Gandhi has awakened the national consciousness in a way that no other man could awaken it; at the same time, he has unloosed forces that he is unable to control."
The Atlantic Monthly, July 1, 1922

The Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence 
"To promote justice and nonviolence through education, scholarship and engagement."
James Madison University

M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence 
"The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is a nonprofit that works to realize the vision of its historic namesake."

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)  

There are five pages full of information, photos, and artwork that discuss the life of Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi,
his full name, was born in the town of Porbander in 1869. His life was taken from him on January 30, 1948. Gandhi's political awakening helped him to emerge as the leader of the Indian community. Gandhi first coined the term satyagraha to signify his theory and practice of non-violent resistance. Gandhi recorded the early years of his life in his autobiography, The Story of My Experiments With Truth.
Topic: Gandhi, Mahatma   Language: English   Lexile: 1050  Biography      http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu

Mahatma Gandhi, the Missing Laureate

Gandhi is described as the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century on this web site from the Nobel Prize Foundation. It may seem inconceivable to many that, although nominated five times, he was never awarded the honor of the Nobel Peace Prize. Readers will find information about some of the theories about why he never won. Each nomination is examined, and reasons are given why the honor was bestowed upon another candidate. Readers will find information about many of the social issues affecting the world at that time.
Topic: Gandhi, Mahatma   Language: English   Lexile: 1260  Biography       http://www.nobelprize.org

MK Gandhi

Gandhi and Civil Disobedience  

Born into a Hindu merchant family, Gandhi learned about nonviolence from his mother. He also gained respect for other religious beliefs. As a lawyer in South Africa, he protested being forced to sit in third class on a train because of his color. He refused to register with the police for being Indian and was imprisoned. Reading Thoreau in jail, he began to develop his strategy of civil disobedience to fight injustice and discrimination. He used nonviolence in India to fight British rule, religious hatred, and the caste system. When nationalism turned to violence, he called for peaceful disobedience.
Topic: Gandhi, Mahatma, Civil disobedience     Lexile: 1150  Biography       http://www.crf-usa.org

Non-Violence   
The essence of non-violent technique is that it seeks to liquidate antagonisms but not the antagonists.Gandhi

Non-violence is more than just avoiding violence. The goal is to convert your opponent to your way of thinking about oppression. Change is accomplished by winning the heart and mind of the opponent, and being willing to suffer for the sake of change. How can violence accomplish the goal of making the world a more peaceful place? Learn about the strategies used by nonviolent protesters. Study Gandi's principle of doing no harm, but using the truth force courageously. Gain a clearer understanding of how Gandhi instructed his followers in nonviolent resistance.
Topic: Nonviolence (Passive resistance), Gandhi, Mahatma   Lexile: 1200  Biography     http://www.bbc.co.uk

The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi By James Michaels

United Press International celebrated one hundred years of journalistic excellence by featuring the stories of many peo-
ple and events that contributed to history. This particular story was written on January 30, 1948 after the assassination
of Monhandas Gandhi. The article reports on the shooting of the leader by a Hindu extremist. It includes descriptive and detailed writing of the tragedy that allows readers to connect to the event as if they were there. It goes into more detail about the reactions to the shooting and the aftermath as well.
Topic: Gandhi, Mahatma   Language: English   Lexile: 1190    News Source   http://100years.upi.com

Mahatma Gandhi

His work as a lawyer in the late 1800s in South Africa was where Gandhi most likely experienced his first taste of racial prejudice. Readers will learn about Gandhi's early work in South Africa assisting Indian merchants and how he first began his practice of nonviolent disobedience. This site also discusses other important demonstrations Gandhi led such as the Salt March. Readers will learn about Gandhi's early death at the hands of a fellow Hindu, and how his mission of independence was carried out.
Topic: Gandhi, Mahatma   Language: English   Lexile: 1320  Biography      http://www.ppu.org.uk

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