Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī, née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms (1966–77) and a fourth term (1980–84). Gandhi was the second female head of government in the world after Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, and she remains as the world's second longest serving... more »
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''Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood ... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.''Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), Indian prime minster. speech, Oct. 30, 1984, in Delhi on the eve of her assassination by Sikh militants.
''There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.''Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), Indian politician, prime minister. Quoted by Oriana Fallaci in "Indira's Coup," New York Review of Books (September 18, 197...
''My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not.''Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), Indian politician, prime minister. quoted in Oriana Fallaci, "Indira's Coup," New York Review of Books (Sept. 18, 1975). ...
''You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.''Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), Indian politician, prime minister. Quoted in People (New York, June 30, 1975).