Gandhi disciple

Here’s a brief article from the February 18 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star about a British woman who was arrested for being a disciple of Mohandas Gandhi:


Madeleine Slade (1892-1982) was actually known as Mirabehn or Meera Behn. As part of her work for India’s independence, she met David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, and was imprisoned again in 1942. She lived in India until 1959, and moved to Austria in 1960, living in the Vienna Woods until she passed away.

It’s interesting to note that the article refers to Ms. Slade as a “British girl”, even though she was nearly forty years old at the time of her arrest.

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