Madeleine Slade

Madeleine Slade(Nov 22, 1892 – Forever)


She was a daughter of a British admiral, was a British woman who left her home in England to live and work with Mohandas Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement. She devoted her life to human development, the advancement of Gandhi’s principles and the freedom struggle in India. In doing so she took the name, Mirabehn, after Mirabai, the great devotee of Lord Krishna.

In India she was sent to Kanya Gurukul at Dehradun where she studied Hindi and scriptures and taught English there. She accompanied Gandhiji to the Round Table Conference in 1932 and acted as Gandhiji’s interpreter in the continents on their way back. She joined the Satyagraha Movement and was imprisoned once with Kasturba and twice by herself. She was arrested along with Bapu on 9-8-1942 and was in the Aghakhan Palace Detention camp till May 1944. Mirabehn during her stay in India once went to Gurukul Kangri to learn Hindi. Thereafter she went to Bhagwat Bhakti Ashram of Rewari established by Swami Parmanand in order to be blessed by him. She also wrote to Mahatma Gandhi Ji about her experiences there in Bhagwat Bhakti Ashram.

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