What’s in a Name? Mohandas GandhiBoth Mohandas and Mahatma Gandhi refer to the very same person. Mohandas is a name. Mahatma is a title.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was the man who led India to independence from Britain. In the process, the land was divided in two: Muslim Pakistan, with the remainder becoming the new Hindu-dominated India.
What’s in a Title? Mahatma GandhiHe employed peaceful means to accomplish this end, and so came to be revered among the people. The reverence is reflected in the title Mahatma, which is defined as a revered person or sage who, some suggest possesses supernatural powers.
Note: The use of titles as if they were names should not be surprising. Some illustrative examples are Jesus Christ, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Candace – Queen of Ethiopia.
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