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Today in History: Gandhi Is Assassinated 

Known as the "Father of the Nation", Mahatma Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule, was shot three times at 5:17pm on January 30, 1948 at point blank range by Hindu extremist, Nathuram Vinayak Godse, during evening prayer at Birla House in Delhi. A world leader and human …

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Tales from the Book Drop: The Sly Company of People Who Care 

As someone who often quite literally judges books by their covers, this particular title and cover jumped out at me: The Sly Company of People Who Care by Rahul Bhattacharya. That title combined with this cover prompted me to read the inside jacket: "A twenty-six-year-old cricket journalist chucks his job in Bombay and arrives in …

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Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics 

Title: Social Movements in India : Poverty, Power, and Politics Edited by: Raka Ray and Mary Fainsod Katzenstein Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, c2005 Check it out: HN683.5 .S61423 2005 From the publisher: Social movements have played a vital role in Indian politics since well before the inception of India as a new …

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