If his political dream was in some sense a failure

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If his political dream was in some sense a failure, so too was his dream of an India  cleansed of the age-old inequities of caste and prejudice, and yet uncorrupted by  modern technology and industry. He imagined a country where countless Indian  peasants wove their own clothes and tilled their own land, without what he considered  the ruinous effects of modernity. But after his death, history passed him by: his great  disciple, Jawaharlal Nehru, was an ardent socialist, and by the 1950s Nehru's five-year  plans were turning India into an industrial state–and eventually, a nuclear state.  Meanwhile, the iniquities of class and gender that he had so loathed persisted, even into  the 21st century. Yet Gandhi had to aspire as high as he did to achieve what he did; indeed he won  triumphs for India that less idealistic leaders would never have dreamed possible. No 
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