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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the political principles of Mahatma Gandhi, esp civil disobedience and passive resistance as means of achieving reform

Gandhism, Gandhiism

the principles of Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader, especially his advocacy of passive resistance and noncooperation to achieve social and political reforms. — Gandhist, Gandhiist, n.Candhian, adj.
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(4.) See Harijan: A Journal of Applied Gandhiism, 1933-1955 351 (Garland Publ'g, Inc.
For now, though, Gandhiism and democracy have quietly, and peacefully, won a major victory.
The key figure in reconciling Hindu nationalism and Gandhiism was Deendayal Upadhyaya, most notably in his Integral Humanism (1965).