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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is remembered for his nonviolent methods of effecting social and political change.
History Rewind: Gandhi's Funeral 1948
History Rewind: Gandhi's Funeral 1948Video Clip (2:38)
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Rewind Breaking News The History Channel: Thousands gather in New Delhi, India, for the funeral of Mahatma Gandhi. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
Deconstructing History: Taj Mahal
Deconstructing History: Taj MahalVideo Clip (2:38)
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Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world.
Engineering Disasters - Union Carbide
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In this video from Modern Marvels, we learn about the Union Carbide disaster in LaPaul, India. During the night, the nearby Union Carbide factory started leaking menthol gas into the air. As many as 6,000 people died instantly in their beds.
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Indira Gandhi on the Crisis in East Pakistan
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India's first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi, talks about how best to deal with a changing world.
Prime Minister Nehru Speaks on Indian Independence Day
Prime Minister Nehru Speaks on Indian Independence DayAudio Clip (0:34)
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Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru addresses his nation on the eve of August 15, 1947, the day India gained its independence after nearly 100 years of British rule. In his inspired speech, Nehru reminds his fellow countrymen of their "tryst with destiny."
Gandhi on His Religious Beliefs
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While in England in 1931, Mohandas Gandhi, who had led India's successful struggle for independence from Britain, made a recording for the Columbia Gramophone Company of a reading of his article "On God."
Gandhi Speaks to Press Upon Arrival in London
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After planting a tree in front of Kingsley Hall, Mohandas Gandhi gives a parting message about the fond memories he will have of East London, where he stayed during the 1931 Round Table Conference. As the sole representative of the Indian National Congress, Gandhi had been released from prison in order to attend the conference.
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