Mahamat Ghandi

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, on October 2, 1869. Although his father was a chief minister for the maharaja of Porbandar, the family came from the traditional caste of grocers (the name Gandhi means "grocer"). His mother's religion was Jainism, a Hindu religion which ideas of nonviolence and vegetarianism are very important. Gandhi said that he was most influenced by his mother, whose life "was an endless chain of fasts and vows." When, in …

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…had lost one of the greatest and wisest men ever. Gen. George C. Marshal, American Secretary of State, said about Gandhi: "Mahatma Gandhi has become a spokesman for the concience of all mankind. He was a man who made humility and simple truth more powerful than Empires." And Albert Einstein added: "Generations to come will scarcely not believe that such a man as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth." ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**