[Surfnetkids: 23 Sep 2009] Mahatma Gandhi

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#1. September 23, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Today was back-to-college day for our oldest son. And it’s officially the start of the college application season for my youngest daughter. Time marches on.

I’m continuing to find more time for reading, since I bought my Kindle. Yesterday I finished “South of Broad” by Pat Conroy. It’s an excellent, but sometimes disturbing, read. While reading it, though, I still missed the characters from Richard Russo’s “Bridge of Sighs.” It’s funny how books linger in our minds.

Thanks to Surfnetkids reader Brenda, I’ve just started “Reading Lolita in Tehran.” Brenda posted her note about wanting to read it here, and she inspired me. You can join our converstation about books too, by posting your comment here.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Mahatma Gandhi

by Barbara J. Feldman

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was a pioneer of non-violent political action, and a leader in India’s independence movement. He is commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, which is a honorific title meaning “great soul.” In India, he is also known as “Bapu” or Father because of his pivotal role in the country’s independence.

Mahatma Gandhi
Maintained by several non-profit organization in India, this website includes a Gandhi biography, video clips, quotations, articles by Gandhi, photos, timelines and more. Highlights are the stories for kids and the pictorial biography. Look for these under Students’ Projects. Quite a few of the external links are broken, and the navigation is difficult to follow at times, but the site has quite a lot of content for those willing to dig through it.

Manas: History and Politics: Mahatma Gandhi
Manas is published by Vinay Lal, an Associate Professor of History at UCLA. The illustrated Gandhi section includes a biography and an overview of the development of his philosophies. Longer, more academic articles (for high-school and college students) are listed in the right-hand column. They include titles such as “Gandhi, Citizenship, and the Idea of a Good Civil Society.” “Gandhi’s achievements spanned an extraordinarily wide array of fields, even though to the outside world he is known principally as the chief architect of Indian independence and history’s most creative theorist and practitioner of mass nonviolent resistance.”

Mark Shepard: Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths
“First, a quick one: Gandhi was not a scrawny little man. Yes, his legs were scrawny — and bowed — but he had a barrel chest, and a deep, booming voice to match it.” Mark Shepard debunks six common myths about Mahatma Gandhi and explains “Satyaygraha,” Gandhi’s method of nonviolent action. “Satyaygraha” means “truth force,” but is usually referred to as nonviolence. Gandhi practiced two forms of nonviolence: civil disobedience and non-cooperation. Visit Shepard’s site to learn more.

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#5. Quote of the Week

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~~ Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869-January 30, 1948) Indian political and spiritual leader. Click here for more life quotes.

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