On Oct.13, 2011 Indian anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare spoke with the Pulitzer Center at the Padmavati Temple in his hometown of Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra state. He stressed his commitment to non-violence and to the struggle for an India in which the divide between rich and poor was not so great. "I do not like to be compared to Gandhi," he said. He quickly added that there was much in the philosophy of India's greatest modern leader that he admired, however, and that had influenced his work.


Anna Hazare speaks with supporters in Ralegan Siddhi in India.
Anna Hazare, inspired by Gandhi, transformed a village—Ralegan Siddhi, his hometown. Now, 74 years old, he wants to rid his country of corruption using the same tactics of non-violent resistance.


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