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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was called by his followers 'Mahatma,' meaning literally in Sanskrit 'great soul.' He was a nationalist politician, a community organizer, a religious leader, a mystic, a lawyer, a food faddist, a saint, a teacher, a social experimenter, a spinner of cloth—and other things as well. You might like to take a look at his famous autobiography, The Story of My Experiments with Truth.