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Gandhi and Civil Disobedience Gandhi led the movement for independence in India by using non-violent civil disobedience. His tactics drove the British from India, but he failed to wipe out ancient Indian religious and caste hatreds. Naturally shy and retiring, Mohandas K. Gandhi was a small, frail man with a high-pitched voice.
He didn't seem like a person destined to lead millions of Indians in their battle for independence from the British Empire.
And the tactics that he insisted his followers use in this struggle—non-violent civil disobedience —seemed unlikely to drive a powerful empire from India. Gandhi was born into a Hindu merchant caste family in He was the youngest child.
His father was the chief minister of an Indian province and showed great skill in maneuvering between British and Indian leaders. Growing up, Gandhi exhibited none of his father's interest in or skill at politics. Instead, he was heavily influenced by the Hinduism and Jainism of his devoutly religious mother.
She impressed on him beliefs in non-violence, vegetarianism, fasting for purification, and respect for all religions. InGandhi sailed for England where, following the advice of his father, he studied to become a lawyer.
When he returned to India three years later, he took a job representing an Indian ship-trading company that was involved in a complicated lawsuit in South Africa. Traveling to South Africa inGandhi soon discovered that the ruling white Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers, discriminated against the dark-skinned Indians who had been imported as laborers.
Gandhi himself experienced this discrimination when railroad officials ordered him to sit in a third-class coach at the back of a train even though he had purchased a first-class ticket. Gandhi refused the order and police forced him off the train. This event changed his life.
Gandhi soon became an outspoken critic of South Africa's discrimination policies. This so angered the Boer population that at one point a white mob almost lynched him. At the turn of the century, the British fought the Boers over control of South Africa with its rich gold and diamond mines.
Gandhi sympathized with the Boers, but sided with Britain because he then believed that the British Empire ";existed for the benefit of the world. Inthe Boer legislature passed a law requiring that all Indians register with the police and be fingerprinted.
Gandhi, along with many other Indians, refused to obey this law. He was arrested and put in jail, the first of many times he would be imprisoned for disobeying what he believed to be unjust laws. Gandhi adopted the term "civil disobedience" to describe his strategy of non-violently refusing to cooperate with injustice, but he preferred the Sanskrit word satyagraha devotion to truth.
Following his release from jail, he continued to protest the registration law by supporting labor strikes and organizing a massive non-violent march.Mahatma Gandhi () was a visionary whose spiritual maturity still shines like a beacon in the night.
He is my hero and I frequently visit a statue of him in Union Square off 14th Street in New York. Others who also honor Gandhi have put garlands of flowers around his neck.
The statue reveals. Gandhi is a epic historical drama film based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century. The film, a British-Indian co-production, was written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough.
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Mohandas K. Gandhi by Jeff Trussell We must be the change we wish to see in the world. In the early s, sailors from Great Britain made their way to India. At that time, India was a country rich in traditions and culture thousands of years old.
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There have been many leaders who have led differently this world. Some worked for social reforms, while many worked for social awareness. Several of them worked for the upliftment of society.
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