Mrinal Gore born Mumbai, India June 24, 1928 (d. 2012). “The Water Lady”, known for bringing water to slums. Led numerous Gandhi-inspired nonviolent protests, marches, sit-ins, pickets, and fasts, including women’s rolling-pin demonstration. Frequently arrested; imprisoned for 18 months and held in solitary confinement during government-declared Emergency, 1975. Socialist member of Parliament, 1977-80. Nobel Peace Prize nominee, 2005. Sponsored International Conference on Peace and Justice in South Asia, 2006.
“[The International Conference on Peace and Justice in South Asia is] geared towards creating a new world—a world based on Peace and Justice, free from violence and oppression—of all sorts and all hues.”