Gandhi’s legacy – Where is India headed
05 February 2023 | 3:25 pm
India, the world's largest democracy, turns 75. With his special brand of non-violent resistance, Mahatma Gandhi paved the way for the country's independence. He campaigned for a pluralistic, secular state and equal opportunities for all. What remains of those ambitions today?
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