from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
(vanVogt) What we'll wind up ruling, by inevitable historical process. At the end of The Weapon Makers a casual super-race intruded, observed humanity briefly, and pronounced it the race that would rule the Sevagram. It was finally revealed that the word came from a speech by Gandhi; the Hindus believe that the village is the center of the universe, and their word for "village" is "sevagram".