Three Gandhis, three assassinations

In India, there have been 3 extremely influential leaders named Gandhi who have been shot within 43 years: Indian independence leader Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi in 1948, prime ministers Indira Gandhi in 1984 and her son Rajiv Gandhi (also prime minister) in 1991.

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Murphey, Rhoads. A history of Asia. 7th ed. Boston, Mass.: Pearson, 2014.

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