Brown wants to write about Gandhi's contribution to world

Mahatma Gandhi

"I want to write something at some point about the contribution of Gandhi to our civilisation. I think he was one of the great leaders of the 20th century.

He didn't seek power, he sought to win by changing people's hearts and minds and he managed to do so," Brown said in an interview to 'Garavi Gujarat', a leading Gujarati-English bilingual weekly, published on Sunday.

Noting that Gandhi is an inspirational figure for him and for so many people around the world, Brown said "I have read a lot about how he developed his non-violent faith and how he practised his civil disobedience and how he won support because people could see his moral integrity."

The British Prime Minister also spoke about his strong links with India, which he plans to visit again soon.

Brown said India is going to have a bigger role in world affairs in the future and Britain is working with it on development of its new educational institutions.

"We want to work closely with India on a whole range of issues like climate change. On financial services, industry, pharmaceuticals and the use of information technology there is growing cooperation between our countries," he said, noting that New Delhi has "a highly respected role in the G-20" as well.

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