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GLOSSARY

ahimsa
  non-violence
anasakti
  non-attachment
artha
  Wealth/power, one of the four ends of human existence
atman
  the permanent self underlying human personality
atma
  Soul
bahadur
  courageous, honourable, an honorific title
Bania
  third highest caste in social hierarcy-Gandhi's caste
Bapu
  'Father'
brahmacharya
  celibacy
brahmachari
  one who practices celibacy
Brahman
  the ultimate reality
brahmin
  highest caste in social hierarchy
charkha
  spinning-wheel
crore
  the sum of 10,000,000
dastur
  spiritual leader of Parsees
daya
  mercy, compassion
dehin
  the embodied self
dharma
  duty, natural moral law; religion as ethics and religion as sect
dhurna
  a traditional form of 'sit-down strike'
Jain or Jaina
  a follower of the Jain religion
kali-yug
  an 'era' of corruption
kama
  pleasure, one of the four ends of human existence
khadi
  home-spun cloth, made famous by Gandhi
khaddar
  another name for khadi
Khuda-Ishwar
  God
kudharo
  uncivilised way of life (opposite of sudharo)

 
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