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In Hindu tradition, the four ashramas, or ideal stages of (male high-caste) life, are studenthood (bhramacharya), householdership (grihastya), retirement in the forest (vanaprastha), and complete renunciation (sannyasa). Some of Gandhi's thoughts on the Varnas and Ashramas can be found in My Varnashrama Dharma, a collection of his thoughts compiled with his approval by Anand T. Hingorani.