The man in the dhoti, wearing glasses, carrying a long stick like a 'half-naked fakir' ,
used to wear a double-breasted suit and tie when he was a lawyer in South Africa.
A pacifist by vocation and a lawyer by profession, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
left South Africa and a law practice that made him twenty-five thousand dollars annually, to go and serve the needs of his country.
In reading the Bhagvad Gita, Bapu discovered two concepts which are the architecture
of any civilized society : Satyagraha (peaceful,non-violent protest) and Ahimsa (not doing nor thiniking harm towards any living being).
I gather that Reverend Martin Luther King followed some of the Mahatma's findings, as did the inspiring Dr. Nelson Mandela.
And the world is all the better for what the Mahatma studied and left with the world.
It all came from the Bhagvad Gita, which some people (erroneously, I am sure they will
find on enquiry) think is a 'extremist text'.
It's setting is in a battlefield, but it's message is of Peace and Salvation.