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Indíra Gándhí

Geburtstag: 19. November 1917
Todesdatum: 31. Oktober 1984
Andere Namen:Indira Gándhíová

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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi war eine indische Politikerin und von 1966 bis 1977 sowie von 1980 bis 1984 Premierministerin Indiens. Sie starb durch ein Attentat.

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„We admired Dr. King. We felt his loss as our own. The tragedy rekindled memories of the great martyrs of all time who gave their lives so that men might live and grow.“

— Indíra Gándhí
Context: We admired Dr. King. We felt his loss as our own. The tragedy rekindled memories of the great martyrs of all time who gave their lives so that men might live and grow. We thought of the great men in your own country who fell to the assassin's bullet and of Mahatma Gandhi's martyrdom here in this city, this very month, twenty-one years ago. Such events remain as wounds in the human consciousness, reminding us of battles, yet to be fought and tasks still to be accomplished. We should not mourn for men of high ideals. Rather we should rejoice that we had the privilege of having had them with us, to inspire us by their radiant personalities. [http://gos.sbc.edu/g/gandhi2.html"Martin Luther King"], speech at the presentation of the Jawaharial Nehru Award for International Understanding to Coretta Scott King in New Delhi, India (January 24, 1969). Published in Selected Speeches and Writings of Indira Gandhi, September 1972-March 1977 (New Delhi : Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1984. pp. 312-313).

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„We should not mourn for men of high ideals. Rather we should rejoice that we had the privilege of having had them with us, to inspire us by their radiant personalities.“

— Indíra Gándhí
Context: We admired Dr. King. We felt his loss as our own. The tragedy rekindled memories of the great martyrs of all time who gave their lives so that men might live and grow. We thought of the great men in your own country who fell to the assassin's bullet and of Mahatma Gandhi's martyrdom here in this city, this very month, twenty-one years ago. Such events remain as wounds in the human consciousness, reminding us of battles, yet to be fought and tasks still to be accomplished. We should not mourn for men of high ideals. Rather we should rejoice that we had the privilege of having had them with us, to inspire us by their radiant personalities. [http://gos.sbc.edu/g/gandhi2.html"Martin Luther King"], speech at the presentation of the Jawaharial Nehru Award for International Understanding to Coretta Scott King in New Delhi, India (January 24, 1969). Published in Selected Speeches and Writings of Indira Gandhi, September 1972-March 1977 (New Delhi : Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1984. pp. 312-313).

„To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.“

— Indíra Gándhí
[http://gos.sbc.edu/g/gandhi1.html "True Liberation Of Women"], speech, inauguration of the All-India Women's Conference Building Complex in New Delhi, India (March 26, 1980). Published in Selected Speeches and Writings of Indira Gandhi, September 1972-March 1977 (New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1984, pp. 417-418).

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„All unprejudiced persons objectively surveying the grim events in Bangladesh since March 25 have recognized the revolt of 75 million people, a people who were forced to the conclusion that neither their life, nor their liberty, to say nothing of the possibility of the pursuit of happiness, was available to them.“

— Indíra Gándhí
Referring to the fundamental rights of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" in the United States Declaration of Independence in a letter to Richard Nixon (December 15, 1971).[http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mag/2005/07/03/stories/2005070300090100.htm].

„India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.“

— Indíra Gándhí
Press conference, New Delhi (October 19, 1971), quoted in "Indian and Pakistani Armies Confront Each Other Along Borders" by Sydney H. Schanberg, The New York Times (October 20, 1971), page 6C.

„Dacca is now the free capital of a free country.“

— Indíra Gándhí
Address to Parliament announcing the victory of Bangladesh-India Forces over the Pakistan Army, (December 16, 1971) [http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/1971/Dec16/index.html].

„You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.“

— Indíra Gándhí
"The Embattled Woman Who Relishes Crosswords, Children...and Running India," People (June 30, 1975).

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„I am not interested in a long life. I am not afraid of these things. I don't mind if my life goes in the service of this nation. If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.“

— Indíra Gándhí
Speech, Bhubaneswar, India (October 30, 1984), quoted in "Death in the Garden," by William E. Smith, Time (November 12, 1984) [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,926929-3,00.html].

„There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.“

— Indíra Gándhí
Letter to Richard Nixon (December 15, 1971) [http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mag/2005/07/03/stories/2005070300090100.htm].

„My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not.“

— Indíra Gándhí
Quoted in "Indira's Coup," profile by Oriana Fallaci, The New York Review of Books (September 18, 1975).

„A nation's strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.“

— Indíra Gándhí
[http://planningcommission.nic.in/plans/planrel/fiveyr/4th/4ppre.htm "Preface, 4th Five Year Plan"], Government of India Planning Commission (July 18, 1970).

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