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Gandhi - In the western world the word truth connotes something static and immutable. We see truth as something, that once possessed, will always be valid. But there is a tendency in Eastern philosophy to see truth as something illusive, as something that can only be approximated by a lifetime of philosophical experimentation. The man known as Mohandas Gandhi was this spirit of truth incarnate. But care must be taken not to deify Gandhi, his life was a ceaseless struggle towards deeper understanding, and his many accomplishments belie his humble origins....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi]
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Gandhi - Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) With the nickname, “Apostle of Peace,” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi taught all following generations what “peaceful fighting” can accomplish. Time and other cultures have produced great leaders that have continues Gandhi’s goals of peaceful resistance. Gandhi, who was born to a Gujarati family on October 2, 1869, was the youngest of five children. Although a mischievous child, he was very shy and often too scared to even talk to other children. A victim of peer pressure, he tried such things as smoking tobacco, which he stole out of the butts of his uncle’s cigarettes, and eating meat, which was totally against his religion....   [tags: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Bioghraphy]
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Mohandas Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in Gujarat, India on October 2, 1869, and got taught law at University College, London. In 1891, Gandhi returned to India and attempted to establish a practice in Bombay, with almost no success. Two years later, an Indian firm with interests in South Africa kept him as legal adviser in the office. After arriving there, Gandhi found himself treated as a member of an inferior race. He was shocked at the general rejection of civil liberties and political rights to Indians to South Africa....   [tags: Gandhi India Biography] 1076 words
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Marcellin And Gandhi - How Religious Beliefs and Values have the power to Address Problems of Social Injustice and inspire us in our Own Lives. In the world that we live in today, nothing is more powerful than religious beliefs and values in society. Wars are fought and won over them, communities are brought closer because of them, and they transcend race, class and all social restraints. Religious beliefs and values have the power to address problems of social injustice and inspire us in our own lives. This can be seen though the analysis of great religious figures in the western and non western world, such as Marcellin Champagnat and Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi....   [tags: Marcellin Gandhi Religion Comparison] 1988 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi Mohandas Gandhi, Whom most people know as Mahatma, meaning "Great Soul,'; is one of the most prevalent images in the minds of those who think about great leaders, in the movement for human rights and non-violence. However, not much is known about his life as a child and his achievements in the early twentieth century. All the staging grounds in Gandhi's stance towards non violence, human rights, and peace took place in the years leading up to the twentieth century and the first decade after....   [tags: Biography Gandhi Peace Essays India] 2154 words
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Mahatma Gandhi: A Peaceful Revolt -       The still, small voice of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has defied time and has spoken through the ages, whispering into the ears of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lech Walesa, Cesar Chavez, and Nelson Mandela, urging them to peacefully revolt against what was unethical and to work for what the human spirit held to be true and right. Gandhi is the "Most Important Peace Hero of the 20th Century" because he taught the world that freedom from the oppressor could be obtained through nonviolent means. "I am spinning the destiny of India," he said, but he has woven much more into the blanket of peace....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi]
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Mohandas Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi The mission of Gandhi’s life was to help the 350, 000, 000 people of India free themselves from British rule. Many people have struggled for independence. They have turned to terrorism and fought bloody battles. Gandhi’s revolution was different. He succeeded as an independence leader with the use of nonviolent methods. The young Mohandas Gandhi did not seem as a boy that would become a great leader. He changed as he studied in Britain and practiced in South Africa. He fought for the rights of Indians in both South Africa and India....   [tags: Biography History India Gandhi Essays]
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Mahatma Gandhi's Influence and Ideas - Mahatma Gandhi's Influence and Ideas Mahatma Gandhi was a man of faith and great conviction. He was born into an average Hindu family in India. Like most teenagers he had a rebellious stage when he smoked, spent time with girls and ate meat (forbidden to strict Hindus). The young Gandhi changed as a person while earning a living as a lawyer in South Africa. He came in contact with the apartheid and the future Mahatma began to emerge, one who championed the truth through non-violent resistance....   [tags: India Gandhi History biography] 1858 words
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi In 1757, Great Britain extended its empire into India. This occupation would not fully end until 1947. In the time between, there were many movements by the Indian people to gain independence from the British. The movement that finally succeeded in winning India’s independence was led by one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi’s methods for fighting against the occupation of the British were very different from those of any of the freedom movements before....   [tags: Gandhi bio Biographies Essays]
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Book Biography Of Rajiv Gandhi - Rajiv Gandhi, the eldest son of Feroze and Indira Gandhi, was born on August 20, 1944 and the youngest person to become the Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. He was India’s 9th Prime Minister and 3rd among the Gandhi family. He held his position after her mother’s death on October 31, 1984 until he resigned on December 2, 1989 after an election defeat. Though having no relationship to Mahatma Gandhi, his leadership brought substantial influence in India’s external political relationship....   [tags: Biography India Rajiv Gandhi] 1693 words
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Gandhi’s Key Concepts of Passive Resistance, Non-violence, and Self-rule - ... But to me it has much higher, infinitely higher meaning. It means that you may not offend anybody; you may not harbor uncharitable thought, even in connection with those who consider your enemies. To one who follows this doctrine, there are no enemies. A man who believes in the efficacy of this doctrine finds in the ultimate stage, when he is about to reach the goal, the whole world at his feet. If you express your love- Ahimsa-in such a manner that it impresses itself indelibly upon your so called enemy, he must return that love....   [tags: Gandhi Principles India History]
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Gandhi - ... Industrial capitalism is subservient to Gandhi’s society, and Industrial capitalism perpetuates colonial imperialism. It is a chief representation of western civilization, as Gandhi sates, “Now thousands of workmen meet together and for the sake of maintenance work in factories or mines. Their condition is worse than that of beasts. They are obliged to work, for the sake of millionaires, but by reproducing Manchester in India, our moral being will be sapped, and I call in support of my statement the very mill-bands as witnesses” (Gandhi, chp 19)....   [tags: Indian History, Swaraj] 1384 words
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Mohandas Gandhi's Struggl for India’s Independence - Throughout his lifetime, Mohandas Gandhi with great patience struggled for the goal of India’s independence ("Mohandas Gandhi." ABC-CLIO). The world widely celebrates him because of his enormous efforts towards the goal with perseverance and dedication (Wakin, Eric. “Gandhi, Mohandas K.”). Though he faced huge penalties, he did not lost perseverance but he constantly campaigned against the powerful whites (Wakin, Eric. “Gandhi, Mohandas K.”). As he strongly supported nonviolence, Gandhi campaigned to “convince the British of their injustice, and not to punish them so he could win their friendship and his people’s liberty” Social Change....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi, India, India's Independence, Inde]
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History of Mohandas Gandhi's Beliefs and Movements - History of Mohandas Gandhi's Beliefs and Movements Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the leading spiritual, political, moral, and cultural leaders of the 1900's. He helped free India from British control by using a unique method of nonviolent resistance. Gandhi is honored by the people of India, as the father of their nation. He was slight in build, but had great physical and moral strength. He was assassinated, by an Indian, who resented his program of tolerance for all creeds and religions....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Nonviolence India Essays]
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Gandhi -  Gandhi was an influential figure in our society. He taught many people about equal rights, honouring thy neighbour, and peace and tranquillity. Although at times his actions were deemed improbable and insane nevertheless, they were effective. Life of Mohatama Gandhi;his goals he accomplish for freedom for South Africa; and how Mohatama finally obtained freedom for India. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in the present state of Gujarat on October 2, 1869. He was educated in law at University College, London....   [tags: essays research papers] 971 words
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Gandhi - GANDHI Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar, a small coastal town in the western region of British ruled India on October 2, 1867. Gandhi’s father was a politician and served as Prime Minister to a number of local Indian Princes. His mother, Putilibai, was Gandhi’s father’s fourth wife. His parents were not well educated but his mother was literate. Despite their educational problems they were well off and owned several houses in Porbandar, and in nearby villages. Because of this they were able to pay for good education for Mohandas ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1138 words
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Gandhi - Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in Porbandar in the present day state of Gujarat in India on October 2, 1869, and educated in law at University College, London. In 1891, after having been admitted to the British bar, Gandhi returned to India and attempted to establish a law practice in Bombay, with little success. Two years later an Indian firm with interests in South Africa retained him as legal adviser in its office in Durban. Arriving in Durban, Gandhi found himself treated as a member of an inferior race....   [tags: essays research papers] 1546 words
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Gandhi - Gandhi Mahatma (Mahatma means "great soul") Gandhi devoted his life to peace and brotherhood in order to achieve social and political progress. His nonviolent resistance to British rule won independence for India, he was then assassinated by a religious fanatic. He studied law at University College in London. Students weren't very fond of him just because he was Indian. This was an example of the immorality of apartheid. In spite of how smart you were or what your status was you were still a victim of racism Gandhi declared that he would go to jail or even die before obeying an anti-Asian law....   [tags: essays research papers] 329 words
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Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi was a religious man, however, his religious beliefs did not come from his childhood but from his studies that he began as a political activist in South Africa. Upon his return to India from England, he had had a rough start as a lawyer and accepted an offer to work on a case in South Africa. He ended up staying in South Africa for more than twenty years. In South Africa Gandhi became a leader of the Indian immigration population. Gandhi had to learn skills to overcome caste, class, and religious divisions to build a base for dramatic mass actions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1017 words
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Gandhi - Born in 1869 and raised in Gujarat, Mohandas Gandhi was one of the foremost men to help lead the nationalist movement. Gandhi is probably the best known proponent of passive resistance and this idea helped him to achieve the goal of Indian nationalism. His inflexible self-control helped him to be the great leader that his is known as today and helped to fuel his fire for a new India. Gandhi studied law in London and then went to South Africa to work as a lawyer for Indian immigrants. He then returned to India and set up a nonviolent movement based on his experiences gained from South Africa....   [tags: essays research papers] 494 words
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Gandhi - Gandhi In the early 1600's, the British Empire took control of the Indian government and forced the Indians to conform to their new laws. Ancient rich traditions and religions were thrown out and made illegal by ruthless British generals eager to make India another England. Indians were no longer permitted to walk on the sidewalks and they were restricted to walk on the main roads. Also the Indians were forced to carry an identity card with them at all times. The native Indians were in great pain seeing their way of life trampled on by the British....   [tags: Papers] 404 words
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Gandhi - Gandhi Highlight and assess Gandhi’s critique of “modern civilization” and relate it to the debate about the nature and practice of development that surfaced with Gandhi’s 1945 exchange with Nehru [in Sudhir Chandra’s essay] and continue into the post-independence era is with us today. “Through the ‘successor’ … Gandhi was pitted against a whole discourse which the ‘successor’ and virtually the whole country considered as the only rational mode of ordering life, be it individual or collective” (Chandra 44)....   [tags: Civilization Peace Essays] 2769 words
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Gandhi - Throughout history, there have been people to stand up, become leaders, and fight for what is right. Some of these names include John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon B. Johnson, Benjamin Franklin, and Nelson Mandela. All of these people are remembered for speaking out and defending people who cannot defend themselves, due to intolerance and love of power. Perhaps, one of the greatest of them all is Mohandas K. Gandhi. Gandhi did the same thing as all these other liberators, but with a difference approach....   [tags: Biography] 925 words
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Gandhi - Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian by Nationality. He was born on October 2nd 1869 in Porbandar, India. Mahatma Gandhi's original name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai. He came from a Hindu household. His father was the Dewan or the minister of the province of Porbandar. His mother was a very religious Housewife. His family followed strict rules of Hinduism, which included practice of non-violence, a lot of spiritual fasting, vegetarianism, and tolerance for other religion ....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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gandhi - Outlaws. The word often haunts us, as we sit and ponder over it. Usually it brings with it, a sense of insecurity and fear. Sometimes after watching a movie or after reading a crime story, we are scared about going out alone, or sometimes, even in the house we have a feeling, as if someone is watching us. Why is all this. Why are we scared in our own house. Why are we scared to go out. It is because after watching so many movies, reading the papers and being aware about the crimes happening all around us, we just don’t want to take a chance with our lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1186 words
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Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi Gandhi was a great man in a lot of ways he was born on October 2, 1869 in Western India. At the age of thirteen he married Kasturbi who was also thirteen before his father died. When he did his mother sent him to law school in England this was in 1888. While he was there he fell in love so to speak with the nonviolent ways of the Hindu scriptures of the Bhagavad-Gita, and in the bible tellings of Jesus. He later retuned to India in 1891as a well trained lawyer but he was unsuccessful in starting a law firm so he sought work in South Africa....   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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Gandhi - I think Mohandas Gandhi was one of the most significant persons in the 20th century. He was the one who proved that it is possible to fight very successful without violence. He fought his whole life with humanity, tolerance, ideas and without violence. He showed the way to a better world. And still today there are many people who love him and who use his philosophy to change the world. A very important example is the fight against wars. Usually people who fight against a war try to fight without violence....   [tags: essays research papers] 463 words
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gandhi - The Great Soul Most of todays heros like Batman, Zena and others are all fighters or warriors, but Mahutma Gandhi ended the British rule over his country, India, without striking a single blow. Instead he used the principle of non-violence and civil disobedience. 'An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.' Gandhi believed that the best way to gain respect and honour from the British government, was to do it with gentleness and respect. Proverbs 15 verse 1: A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up....   [tags: essays research papers] 463 words
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Mohandas Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi once said “When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.” (Manas). Gandhi was the most well-known spiritual and political leader during India’s independence movement. Born in India, Gandhi spent a large part of his life in South Africa. Taking part in civil-rights activities in South Africa, Gandhi returned to India where he took a major role in the opposition to British rule....   [tags: Biography ]
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Mahandas Gandhi - The Romantic archetype centers a hero’s journey to change the world for the betterment of humanity. Romantic hero overcomes challenge to help society takes back enlightenment and shares it with society. Mahandas Gandhi is a romantic hero because he tries to change the world for the betterment of liberty. Mahandas Gandhi was born on October 2, 1896 in Porbandar, India. The Gandhis were middle-class, cultured, and deeply religious Hindus. When Gandhi was thirteen, he was married to his wife, Kasturbai....   [tags: Biography] 787 words
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Machiavelli and Gandhi - ... Mohandas Gandhi dedicated most of his life to freeing India from British colonial rule. He had led thousands and inspired millions in the pursuit of this goal. In Mohandas Gandhi’s autobiography he stated, “The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth” (Gandhi). Through humility Mohandas obtained followers and pursued his goal of relinquishing India from colonial rule....   [tags: Political Science]
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Gandhi's Leadership - ... He referred to castes as “anti-national” in the way the “bring about separation in social life” and because “they generate jealousy and antipathy between caste and caste... fraternity can be a fact only when there is a nation” (Hay, 341). Consequently, the debate was not a question of whether villages are good or bad, but a dispute of Gandhi’s conviction that they are inherently virtuous. On the other hand, E. M. S. Namboodiripad - a Marxist-Leninist - challenged Gandhi for a different reason....   [tags: Religion, Hindus and Muslims, Communalism] 2436 words
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Gandhi and Mao - ... Mohandas’ main goal was to protect the lowest class or caste, in which he had a strong affection for. “Gandhi’s rejection of violence, Fisher said, was adamant to the point almost bordering on fanaticism,” (reading packet, 17), meaning his belief in ahmisa was so strong; it surpassed the caliber most people were on at the time. As for his views on the development of India, Gandhi was strongly against the Western influences British rule was trying to impose on the country. “If instead of boasting of the glorious past, we express the ancient moral glory in our own lives and let our lives bear witness to our past.” (reading packet, 46) He believed that the Indians should stick to the traditions that existed before the British took over....   [tags: Comparative, Revolutionaries] 1464 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi. Also known as Mahatma the great soul, was the "father of modern India". He originally came from Western India, a city called Porbandar. He was born on 2nd October 1869. Gandhi was on of the youngest of the three sons of Karamchand Gandhi, who was a Prime Minister successively in Porbandar, Rajkot and Vankaner States. Gandhi's mother was Putlibai, Karamchand Gandhi's fourth wife. In 1876 he attended a primary school in Rajkot until the twelfth year....   [tags: Papers] 997 words
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Mohandas Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as mahatma Gandhi, was a Indian nationalist leader, who established his country's freedom through a nonviolent revolution. Gandhi became a leader in a difficult struggle, the Indian campaign for home rule. He believed and dedicated his life to demonstrating that both individuals and nations owe it to themselves to stay free, and to allow the same freedom to others. Gandhi was one of the gentlest of men, a devout and almost mystical Hindu, but he had and iron core of determination....   [tags: essays research papers] 1029 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian by Nationality. He was born on October 2nd 1869 in Porbandar, India. He was born to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai. He came from a Hindu household. His father was the Dewan or the minister of the province of Porbandar. His mother was a very religious Housewife. His family followed strict rules of Hinduism, which included practice of non-violence, a lot of spiritual fasting, vegetarianism, and tolerance for other religion . In 1887, he started his college at the University of Bombay....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 529 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, on October 2, 1869. Although his father was a chief minister for the maharaja of Porbandar, the family came from the traditional caste of grocers (the name Gandhi means grocer). His mother's religion was Jainism, a Hindu religion which ideas of nonviolence and vegetarianism are very important. Gandhi said that he was most influenced by his mother, whose life was an endless chain of fasts and vows. When, in the company of boyhood friends, he secretly smoked, ate meat, told lies, or wore Western clothing, he had an intense feeling of guilt....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1357 words
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Gandhi's Autobiography - Gandhi's Autobiography Gandhi's autobiography is in many ways unconventional and certainly not what I expected from such a renown figure in history. Firstly, the book does not cover a large portion if his politically active life, as Gandhi lived for approximately another twenty years after the events he describes. Gandhi wrote this book in the language of Gujarati (to promote the use of Hindi and Gujarati), it has been translated although left unedited in this edition. The subtitle of the book is very appropriate, in that this book is not a 'history' book mapping out the political and social struggles of Gandhi, but rather a self-reflection on his life, told through a series of experiments....   [tags: Papers] 761 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi “The future generations will scarcely believe that such a man in flesh and blood, had tread this earth.” Albert Einstein Mahatma Gandhi’s real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born in 1869 at Porbandar in the state of Gujarat in INDIA. His father’s name was Karamchand Gandhi and his mother’s name was Putlibai. He was the youngest in the family of one sister and three brothers. His father belonged to the family of grocers but himself was a minister in the court of a local ruler....   [tags: Biography Biographies]
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The Miracle of Gandhi - The Miracle of Gandhi What are miracles. Miracles are certain events, which cannot be explained and are scientifically possible. Miracles are great and small. Small miracles occur everyday. An unprepared student passing a test is a miracle for the student. A driver surviving a horrible car crash is a miracle. A doctor saving another victim from death is another miracle. There are great miracles, miracles that cannot be explained. Some unexplainable miracles are faith healers, power of prayer and sacred shrines where people are miraculously cured....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1331 words
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Mohandas Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi Born into a merchant family in 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was under the influence of powerful people. Members of his family had served as prime ministers of an Indian state for several generations. His parents were strong in their religion, being devout and earnest Hindus. They were a part of a Hindu sect that worshipped Vishnu and promoted non-violence. Apparently, he was most influenced by his mother, a gentle and intelligent person. According to Hindu custom, he married at an early age and grew to love his wife greatly....   [tags: Biographies] 1437 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand) “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever walked upon this earth in flesh and blood”. -Albert Einstein Throughout history most national heroes have been warriors, but Gandhi was a passive and peaceful preacher of morals, ethics, and beliefs. He was an outsider who ended British rule over India without striking a blow. Moreover, Gandhi was not skillful with any unusual artistic, scholarly, or scientific talents. He never earned a degree or received any special academic honors....   [tags: essays research papers] 940 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi was many things. He was a son, a husband, a lawyer, but he was admired worldwide as a great social reformer, political leader, and thinker. Through a unique method of nonviolence, he won civic rights and eventually independence for India’s people. Mahatma was born Mohandas K. Gandhi in 1869 in Porbandar, India. He lived there until 1888, when he left to study law at University College in London. In 1891, after having been admitted to the British bar, Gandhi returned to India and attempted to practice law in Bombay with little success....   [tags: essays research papers] 532 words
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Oh Gandhi - What is Gandhian philosophy. It is the religious and social ideas adopted and developed by Gandhi, first during his period in South Africa from 1893 to 1914, and later of course in India. The twin cardinal principles of Gandhi's thought are truth and nonviolence. For Gandhi, truth is the relative truth of truthfulness in word and deed, and the absolute truth - the Ultimate Reality. This ultimate truth is God (as God is also Truth) and morality - the moral laws and code - its basis. Ahimsa, far from meaning mere peacefulness or the absence of overt violence, is understood by Gandhi to denote active love - the pole opposite of violence, or "himsa", in every sense....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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Mohandas Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi Leo Peters Section 567-01 Mid-Term Paper This Essay will be about the life and accomplishments of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. And will also discuss Civil Disobedience. Throughout history most national heroes have been warriors, but Gandhi ended British rule over his native India without striking a single blow. A frail man, he devoted his life to peace and brotherhood in order to achieve social and political progress. Yet less than six months after his nonviolent resistance to British rule won independence for India, he was assassinated by a religious fanatic....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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Indira Gandhi - Indira Ghandi She joined the National Congress party and became active in India's independence movement in 1938. In 1955, she was elected to the executive body of the Congress party, becoming a national political figure in her own right. Four years thereafter, she was president of the party. It was finally in 1966 when Indira Gandhi was given her first opportunity to govern the Republic of India as Prime Minister, following the death of Prime Minister Shastri....   [tags: Papers] 2167 words
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Indira Gandhi - Indira Gandhi "If I die a violent death as some fear and a few are plotting, I know the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassin, not in my dying...." Indira Gandhi On October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, was shot down while walking from her house to her office in New Delhi, India's Capital City (The New York Times). The fatal shooting was carried out by two men who were members of her personal bodyguard. The shooting marked an abrupt and tragic end to the lengthy political career of the woman who was not only India's first female Prime Minister, but also the daughter of the very first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, better known as Mohandus Gandhi....   [tags: Papers] 1234 words
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The Heroic Achievements of Mahatma Gandhi - "Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being"(Mahatma Gandhi). He is my hero, for the reason that he was an inspirational leader who impacted the world in several ways. Gandhi fought for India’s freedom which led to India’s Independence Day; he supported non-violence and was a marvelous speaker. Gandhi persistence from India, to reflect his heroism in India, for more than two hundred years of British rule, few people in India productively fought back against the British....   [tags: Biographical, india, nonviolence, biography] 630 words
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi was a man of faith and great conviction. Mohandas Gandhi, Whom most people know as Mahatma, meaning "Great Soul”, dedicated most of his life to free his motherland by using peace and love to a vast extent rather than war and destruction. Gandhi founded Satyagraha, a new peaceful way to raise his voice. Gandhi was very well educated and helped the oppressed Indian community of South Africa. He came up with a policy of non-violent resistance called Satyagraha or 'devotion to truth’....   [tags: Biography: Spiritual Leaders]
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Mohandas Gandhi - Mohandas Gandhi was born the youngest son of his father, Karamchand Gandhi's, fourth wife, Putlibai, in a small village in western India called Porbandar. He grew up in a strict Hindu household, for his father was the chief minister, or dewan, of the town. Although Karamchand was not well educated, he was a good leader and politician. His mother, Putlibai was a very religious housewife, and spent most of her time at home or in the temple. She spent much of her time caring for the large family, so she was not interested much in jewelry or other possessions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1487 words
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Mahatma Gandhi and The Salt March - ... Anne Todd asserts that as a leader of this particular protest, Naidu inspired and reminded the Satyagrahis that even though “Gandhi’s body is in jail…his soul is with you. India’s prestige is in your hands. You must not use any violence under any circumstances. You will be beaten but you must not resist; you must not even raise a hand to ward off blows” (66). As the demonstrators approached the site, they encountered the British police officers who were trying to block them and were brutally bashing these Indians with “five-foot-long steel-tipped clubs” (Todd 66)....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Mao Zedong and Mohandas Gandhi - ... Gandhi felt that it was best to be a person who “feels the presence of the soul within.” (reading packet, 16) This means that if you do what your heart is yearning for you to do, everything will be alright and India’s revolution will be successful. Some people like Louis Fisher, felt as if Gandhi’s nonviolent belief was “almost bordering on fanaticism.” (reading packet, 17) In other words, there were people who respected Gandhi but disagreed in some of his teachings. Fanaticism means to have extreme enthusiasm in terms of politics or religion and this is exactly what Gandhi had....   [tags: History, Civil Disobedience] 1702 words
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Gandhi and the Foundations of a Bloodless Revolution - The world knows him as Mahatma Gandhi, a thin, wrinkled, elderly Indian wrapped in white traditional garb and leaning on a cane. Wire-rimmed spectacles frame the broad, aging face that has come to be associated with peace, wisdom, and the independence of India. Because of his untiring efforts to reform the cultural and political systems in India, Gandhi is well-known for his views on vegetarianism, birth control and the caste system. Most know about the peace-loving liberator of India, but what made Gandhi such a powerful force in the destiny of such a great nation....   [tags: Biography ]
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Gandhi: The Man That Once Was, and Still Is - ... Our history demonstrates our reasoning to be a reoccurring cycle of conquering, power, fear, money, even lost love. As a result, it is my understanding that it is essential to apply Gandhi’s teachings within our society in order to learn and comprehend the matter of living together harmoniously. After all these years, we still acquire Gandhi as our teacher, our leader, our friend and guidance towards positive change within ourselves and our society. Unless the world achieves complete bliss and nirvana, I could not imagine the world, not even in the future, to stop learning from Gandhi’s words, thoughts and deeds, hence the importance of the relevance of the question I chose....   [tags: People]
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Gandhi Quotes - Gandhi Quotes Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacities. She has the right to participate in the minutest details in the activities of man, and she has an equal right of freedom and liberty with him. Hatred ever kills, love never dies such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred. Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion....   [tags: Papers] 4715 words
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Mahatma Gandhi, Athenian - In this world, there are two kinds of persons and every person in the world either has a good side or an evil side. In “My Graduation Speech” by Neil postman, Mahatma Gandhi shows some characteristics of an Athenian. Athenians took interest in public affairs and the improvement of public behaviour and so did Gandhi. He also inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Mahatma Gandhi believed that the wrong acts done by people are acts of violence against the social order and Athenians believed in that also....   [tags: Civilization] 770 words
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Birth And Upbringing of Gandhi - MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI was born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar, a small town on the western coast of India, which was then one of the many tiny states in Kathiawar. He was born in middle class family of Vaishya caste. His grandfather had risen to be the Dewan or Prime Minister of Porbandar and was succeeded by his son Karamchand who was the father of Mohandas. Putlibai, Mohandas's mother, was a saintly character, gentle and devout, and left a deep impress on her son's mind. Mohandas went to an elementary school in Porbandar, where he found it difficult to master the multiplication tables....   [tags: biography] 506 words
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Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Tse-Tung - ... By using “guerrilla tactics,”(The Modern World, 407) Mao used this form of civil disobedience to infuriate Jiang, and convert more people to Communism. Another equally important distinction between the two revolutionaries is their beliefs and uses of violence. Mao had this belief that leadership could be obtained through violence, through armed forces. He believed “the highest form of revolution” is settling issues by means of war. (reading packet, 12) A firm believer in Karl Marx’s communist ideas, Mao believed the principle of revolution would do China, and all other countries, good....   [tags: History, Civil Disobedience] 1436 words
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Gandhi: A Man of Principle - Gandhi: A Man of Principle George C. Wallace, the United States Secretary of State when Mohandas K. Gandhi was assassinated, said that Gandhi “had become a spokesman for the conscience of all mankind-a man who made humility and simple truth more powerful than empires” (Gandhi, np). Gandhi is well known for his leadership in the liberation of India from Britain, but his main goal and message transcends beyond the acts he did, into everyday living. Gandhi promoted simple living, non-violence, and forgiveness as a way to unite all people peacefully....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Biography of Mahatma Gandhi - Biography of Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2nd 1869, in a town near Bombay. He was born into a family of six children and he was the youngest. His father's profession was an advisor to one of the states in Gujarat province....   [tags: Papers] 956 words
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The Achievement of Mahatma Gandhi - The Achievement of Mahatma Gandhi The purpose of this paper is to analyze the achievement of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma's name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi was a Indian political and spiritual leader that lived from 1869 to 1948. In South Africa he fought for Indian population and practiced law there as well. He worked hard for Indian independence from Great Britain and He gave up on western ways to have a abstinence and spiritual life....   [tags: Papers] 992 words
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Gandhi Movie Summary - The movie Gandhi starts off with the assassination of Gandhi on January 30, 1948. He was killed because of the split of Hindus and Muslims into Pakistan and India, instead of trying to keep the country united (which was impossible at the time). The story then jumps back to Gandhi early in his life, when he is a practicing attorney. He is traveling in South Africa on a train and is thrown off because he refuses to give up his first class seat. The conductor wants him to move because he is Indian....   [tags: Film Movie] 534 words
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi - Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi In a small, ivory-colored house in Porbandar, on the coast of Kathiawad in western India, Mohandas K. Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. His parents were Karamchand and Putlibai Gandhi.1 He was small and dark, and looked no different from the millions of other children born in India. Yet this was no ordinary child. He was to fight and over-come a great empire and, without taking to violence, set his country free. He was to be called the "Mahatma", or the "Great Soul".2 Having led his people to freedom, he was to lay down his life for their sake....   [tags: Papers] 1583 words
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi - Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi Mohandas.K.Gandhi, to many people, was the most influential figure of the century. His teachings brought so much happiness, that people began to call him "Bapu", meaning father. He was born into a moderately wealthy family, 1869, in which his father and forefathers worked as lawyers. His father "Had no knowledge save that acquired from his job" says Mahatma himself. Since he was a child born in Gujrat where he studied the religion of "Jainism", he believed that all of the religions e.g....   [tags: Papers] 925 words
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Mahatma Gandhi As A Mass Communicator - 1.Introduction In the contemporary media world, where the 'advertorials' probably bear more importance than the 'editorials', I believe it should be interesting to know how the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, contributed to the fields of journalism and mass communication. An effective communicator, Gandhi was fearless and eloquent with his words. He reached out to millions of people and convinced them of his cause. According to Chalapathi Raju, an eminent editor, Gandhi was probably the greatest journalist of all time, and the weeklies he ran and edited were probably the greatest weeklies the world has known....   [tags: Communications] 1635 words
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Gandhi and Comparative Religion - Gandhi and Comparative Religion Mahatma Gandhi was deeply interested in the comparative study of religions since the days of his youth. His interest in religious matters was due to the background of India, which was saturated with religious ideas and spirituality. Religion, to Gandhi, was not a matter of individual experience: Gandhi found God within creation. The meaning of the word 'Dharma' is 'religion' in India. This is a comprehensive term which embraces all of humanity. Gandhi referred to "God" as "Truth," which has great significance....   [tags: God Spirituality Papers]
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Gandhi, Satyagraha, and the Western Mind - Gandhi, Satyagraha, and the Western Mind There is much that can be said about such a great leader like Gandhi. He had many skills that were needed to make a difference in the world. Perhaps the most important quality that he possessed was the attributes of knowledge and common sense. These attributes made him a very levelheaded man who knew how to treat his opponent with respect while stating the issue at hand. Gandhi achieved many accomplishments throughout his life. Overall, the most significant was that one man could make a difference within his own country that received worldwide recognition....   [tags: Papers] 952 words
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Biography of Mahatma Gandhi - Biography of Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in India and was murdered by a fanatic, Hindu Nathuram Godsey. Gandhi was a Hindu as well and he was born in the second cast. Hindus have the belief that everyone is born into a cast. Depending on how well you stick to the religious rules depends on what cast you are in once you get to the next life. If you are true to the faith, you will be in a higher cast. However, if you behave badly you will be dropped a cast....   [tags: Papers] 666 words
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Gandhi vs. Mao - Gandhi vs. Mao Mao and Gandhi became key leaders in each of their countries, India and China. Although they both wanted very similar things to happen to their countries, they used very different tactics. The main points in their rules where economical, political and social. And all points affected their people in many ways. First, to make each of their countries stronger economically Ghandi and Mao changed laws and broke rules. During the British rule in India there was a salt tax, which made it very hard for the people of china to buy salt, but it was illegal for them to make their own salt....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 1570 words
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Nietzsche versus Gandhi - Friedrich Nietzsche and Mahatma Gandhi, two mammoth political figures of their time, attack the current trend of society. Their individual philosophies and concepts suggest a fundamental problem: if civilization is so diseased, can we overcome this state of society and the sickness that plagues the minds of the masses in order to advance. Gandhi and Nietzsche attain to answer the same proposition of sickness within civilization, and although the topic of unrest among both may be dissimilar, they have parallel means of finding a cure to such an illness as the one that plagues society....   [tags: Philosophy] 1390 words
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Mahatma Gandhi and Indian Cinema - Mahatma Gandhi and Indian Cinema Mahatma Gandhi was a multi-faceted man, one whose writings spanned every subject under the sun, including: agriculture, education, science, sanitation, economics, literature, industry, women, children, health, family planning, religion, and, of course, politics. Many were surprised to learn of his prolific writing, and were astounded to hear that he had probably written more than anyone else in history (his collected works run to over 100 volumes, several hundred pages each)....   [tags: India Films Movie Production Essays] 5329 words
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Mohandas K. Gandhi - Mohandas K. Gandhi At the time when violence was almost omnipresent in the world, a great soul lived. He was a very special man with sublime ideas and goals. His name was Mohandas K. Gandhi. He was a little man with a great mind. Everything he pursued in his life, he did so in a peaceful way. After having succeeded in removing some impartial laws in South Africa, Gandhi returned to his native land, India, with his own vision of an Independent India, and continued his work as the great leader of the independence movement....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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Analysis of Gandhi Quote - Missing Works Cited Revenge spreads like wild fire in the United States. It?s all one big chain reaction. One person says something about another person. The other retaliates. It?s a never ending cycle. ?An eye for an eye only makes the world blind. says Mohandas Gandhi. People are blinded by there own personal compulsions to seek revenge that they don?t see that they are perpetuating the hatred. An eye for an eye, you punch me ill punch you. You hurt my feelings ill hurt your feelings. Makes the world blind, the spell binding reaction keeps going until there is nothing left to fight for....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Causes That Led Gandhi to Implement the Salt March - ... Evidently, India was becoming oppressed by unjust British ruling, in which its own homeland’s citizens were being dragged into the British’s influence. Of the many policies, the British government levied a sales tax and made a salt law that forbade Indians to produce, sell, or trade salt under any circumstances. The Indian population consisted of a large number of Indians who dwelled on plains near the sea who “could easily have made their own salt by drying out seawater in the sun” (Mehta 146)....   [tags: International Government ]
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Napoleon Bonaparte and Mohandas Gandhi - Two Great Leaders - Some historians view history as a chain of events caused or involving certain extraordinary people. This viewpoint can be supported by examining the impact that leaders have had on their society throughout history. These exceptional individuals led their people in a new direction whether or good or bad. Two leaders who changed the society in which they lived were Napoleon Bonaparte and Mohandas Gandhi. Napoleon was able to lead his country out of civil war and economic crisis into prosperity and glory through warfare....   [tags: Historical Leaders] 604 words
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Gandhi's Actions That Affected Generations To Come - Gandhi's Actions That Affected Generations To Come Many people feel they can change the world and better it for future generations. They try all sorts of ways to change life, and many don’t accomplish their goals. One person who did accomplish his goals was Gandhi. Gandhi took many actions to affect those who were doing wrong. But did Gandhi accomplish his goals when he wanted to. Did Gandhi accomplish his goals at all. I feel Gandhi did accomplish his goals, but not in his lifetime....   [tags: Papers] 1034 words
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Gandhi y la Independencia India - Gandhi y la Independencia India Durante la primera guerra mundial, la India le brindo su apoyo a Gran Bretaña. Alrededor de un millón de soldados Indios fueron enviados a pelear al lado de los Británicos. Poderosos príncipes Indios contribuyeron económicamente en grandes cantidades a los Británicos. Los Indios pensaron que su lealtad seria recompensada con su libertad de Estado. En 1917, Gran Bretaña le había prometido a la India que su libertad de Estado serian consagradas en varias fases. Después de la guerra en 1919, El Acta del Gobierno de la India le concedió diversos poderes a las legislaturas provinciales, pero los Británicos se quedaron con mayores derechos que los Indios....   [tags: Spanish Essays] 1341 words
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Comparing the Journeys of Hesse's Siddhartha and Gandhi -        Siddhartha and Gandhi strove for different goals during their lives. Siddhartha's goal was very personal, while Gandhi's goal encompassed the world. This was shown by their spiritual development throughout their journeys. Siddhartha evolved from an inexperienced spiritual being to a man, returned to spirituality, and ended with nirvana. Gandhi traveled a much straighter path, originally being a worldly man merely seeking his correct place in life, when his spiritual development unexpectedly produced a great world leader; in Gandhi's own words, a politician trying to be a saint....   [tags: comparison compare contrast]
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An Indian in England: Mahatma Gandhi encounters the West - An Indian in England: Mahatma Gandhi encounters the West On September 4, 1887, Mahatma Gandhi stepped on board a boat bound for England with the intention to further his academic career. Naïve and intensely shy, young Gandhi did not fully appreciate the extent to which his beliefs were to be challenged, transformed and eventually strengthened during this sojourn into the unknown. Nearly all aspects of his identity, including diet, social traditions, culture and religion, were scrutinized by Westerners and, in turn, as he adopted their perspective, judged unmercifully by Gandhi himself....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1535 words
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