Sonia Gandhi


Sonia Gandhi (née Maino) born Lusiana, Italy December 9, 1946. Nonviolent Indian leader of Congress Party, 1998; United Progressive Alliance, 2004.


"Violence seeks to impose and overwhelm, which is why its victories are transitory. Non-violence seeks to engage and persuade, which is why its results are enduring." (Speech to UN on first International Day of Nonviolence, Oct. 2, 2007; photo 2007 wikicommons pd)