Religion: Teacher

At Ahmedabad, India, pupils of the National College noted on their faculty roster a name new to the roster, old in fame—Mahatma† Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The Mahatma, well-informed, later asked students what they would have him teach. Eagerly they sought seclusion, consulted. Would it be political history from this great leader who had well-nigh secured Indian independence in 1920 by his famed policy of "passive resistance?" Or sociology?—Gandhi's profound knowledge of the "caste" system was none the less because in 1920 he had failed to persuade the masses and the "untouchable...

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