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Panchayat Term Analysis

A five-person village council traditionally composed of village elders. Gandhi wanted India to be governed based on a decentralized system of panchayats, which the Kanthapura villagers’ Congress exemplifies.
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Panchayat Term Timeline in Kanthapura

The timeline below shows where the term Panchayat appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 8
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Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
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...had suddenly appeared in the heavens.” Moorthy tells the group that “there is a huge Panchayat of all India called the Congress” that belongs to the Mahatma. He explains that they... (full context)