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Birth And Upbringing of Mahatma 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, Mahatma Gandhi Essays] 506 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: Mohandas Gandhi Biography ] 770 words
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Biography of the Great Mahatma Gandhi - “What barrier is there that love cannot break?” (goodreads.com).This quote shows how Gandhi believes in peace, and how you can overcome anything without resorting to violence. Mahatma Gandhi is important to history and today because of his background and contributions. Gandhi was his mother’s favorite child and she had great plans for him. This fueled his ambition to become great and fulfill his mother’s dreams for him. The way Gandhi was raised throughout his childhood helped shape him into the man he would become....   [tags: backgrounf, contributions, childhood, ambition] 1191 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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Mahatma Gandhi's Path to peace - ... This chapter of his life is now close to ending, and moving on to the next, Gandhi as a young adult. As adulthood set in, he moved to London to be trained at Inner Temple London for the study of law. While in London, Gandhi suffered another loss, the death of his mother. Soon after, Gandhi became an expatriate lawyer in South Africa working for 20 years in the struggle for civil rights. During his time there, he experienced many hardships because of discrimination and prejudice. These experiences helped shaped his thinking and he began his quest of equality for the people of India....   [tags: equality, india, philosophy] 802 words
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Mahatma Gandhi and The Salt March - In an effort to help free India from the British rule, Mahatma Gandhi once again contributed to a protest against salt taxes, known as the Salt March. This protest advocated Gandhi’s theory of satyagraha or nonviolent disobedience as the nation came together on March 12, 1930 to walk the 241 miles long journey to the shores of Dandi to attain salt. Although some Indians criticized Gandhi for not achieving direct independence from the Raj or British rule, Gandhi’s execution of the Salt March helped to create a stronger nation for the Indians to live in....   [tags: Human Rights]
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A Brief Look at Mahatma Gandhi - Gandhi was a social movement leader who is commonly related to the ideological approach of nonviolent action and protest in order to transform a social conflict. Gandhi was not a politician or religious figure; he was someone that truly believed in mobilizing people through mass civil disobedience, to combat social injustices. Exploring his philosophies on nonviolence and social protest can help to understand how he became successful in bringing change to India’s colonial conflict and beyond. Gandhi was born under the name Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi in Porbandar, Indian on October 2, 1869....   [tags: notorious social movement leaders] 1688 words
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The Life of Mahatma Gandhi - ... Gandhi opted to use fasting to show others the need of nonviolent means in their struggle. He learned more about the grievances faced by other Indians, studied law organized petitions and wrote letters to the officials, all in the process of fighting against injustice (Rosenberg, 2009). In 1896, the Bubonic plague outbreak occurred in South Africa, this is when Gandhi offered to inspect the lives of the rich and poor since the disease was associated with poor hygiene. This shows how much he truly cared for those who may have not been heard or even paid attention to....   [tags: influential leaders of the XXth century]
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Mahatma Gandhi: Hero or Sinner - Although for many years this was the image and the only story of Mahatma Gandhi, as time passed and the people of Western countries started looking deeper and knowing more about him, they started reassessing Gandhi. Many people are against his reassessment saying that there is no point of doing so, since he is already dead for years. Not only is the west trying to reassess Gandhi, but it is also blaming him for the current issues in India. Today there are still problems in India dealing with ethnicity, religion and social classes....   [tags: influential people of the XXth century]
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What Influenced Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi & his Influences The Indian pacifist Gandhi once said “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind,”(Gandhi). Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi believed fighting only makes a situation worse and abhorred committing violence in almost all forms. As a young man of privilege, Gandhi was given an excellent education, studying Indian law at the University College London and put this education to effective use back home. In protests against the tyrannical British-rule in India, the combinations of varying people and religions were instrumental, all the while garnering significant international support for the cause....   [tags: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, Religion]
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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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 1635 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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 992 words
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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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Mahatma Gandhi's Leadership - Gandhi’s leadership was unique, strong, and modern, yet he faced many critics who loathed what they viewed as Gandhi’s forced universalism of his ideals. The three main areas of contention with regard to Gandhi’s leadership were: communalism, untouchability and gender issues. These issues were part of a deeper debate on Indian identity and social reform as part of its move towards independence. Most - if not all - leaders of the time were concerned with defining the culture of the (potentially divided) Indian state in a manner that would ensure the continuity of such a state and therefore was as much a part of pre-independence politics as the struggle for independence itself....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 2436 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Religious and political power has always been a major attribute to the struggle within the societies of the world. During the late-1800 to mid-1900’s India was in a struggle to obtain the freedom from British control through the religious figure we know as Mahatma Gandhi. In our history books we learn of his political struggle through nonviolent acts that helped to create the independence for Indian’s within India. However, Gandhi was using his religious background of Hinduism with Jainism influence to create a bond with the people of India to try and recreate their own civilization again....   [tags: Religious Power, Non Violence]
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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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 956 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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 666 words
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Mahatma Gandhi's Role in the Liberation of India - It cannot be more than exciting while we have a study tour in India. The fruitful culture of India is among the world's oldest, reaching back more than 5,000 years. With the vast area and large population, India becomes a very diverse country. Different regions have different own distinct cultures, languages, religions and food. I had a wonderful experience during these two weeks. Obviously, Indian culture has played a crucial role in shaping people’s personality ---- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who dedicated his whole life in working for the liberation of the country....   [tags: resistance, self-awareness, heroism] 1679 words
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Civil Rights Movement of Mahatma Gandhi - An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. These were the wise words of one of the greatest men who lived in this world. He is none other than the honorable Mahatma Gandhi. His non-violent movement led to India’s independence from the imperial British rule. Doing my research on him, I’ve learnt that every country has potential; all it needs is great leadership, leaders like Mahatma Gandhi. According to renowned writer Stanley Wolport, the writer of the book “Gandhi's Passion: The Life and the Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi”, Gandhi gave up his pleasures as a British barrister, sexual relations with his wife and other luxuries of life so that he could focus on helping Indians....   [tags: India, British Rule, Peace]
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India of my Dreams by Mahatma Gandhi - ... For him in a democratic set up , equity in the society is of paramount importance i.e. the weakest should have the same opportunity as the strongest. Gandhi’s philosophy of education which is popular as Basic education or Nai-Talim is the outcome of his very scientific research on socio-economic-political development and his vast experiences in various areas during the journey of South Africa and India. The main goal of his basic education is an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man- body, mind and spirit....   [tags: indian culture, heritage] 1292 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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 997 words
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Mahatma 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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 1076 words
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Mahatma Gandhi`s Beliefs and Achivements - 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....   [tags: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 329 words
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Mahatma Gandhi as an Example in the World - 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: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 463 words
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Mahatma Gandhi and Mao - Gandhi and Mao Comparison Honors Essay Everyone shares different views on a variety of things. Let’s take Mohandas Gandhi and Mao Zedong, two revolutionaries who were prominent in the twentieth century. Their ideas spread through India and China respectively. The occurrences of certain events in their homelands led to their emersion as important leaders and figures of their country’s history. On April 13, 1919, a somewhat large group was peacefully voicing their disagreement with the British Rule that was taking over India....   [tags: Comparative, Revolutionaries] 1464 words
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The Art of Non-Violent Protesting - Mahatma Gandhi once said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” This quote represents the book very well because blacks in that time had no rights at all compared to the whites. The blacks would always have to do what the whites told them to do or they would get locked up or in trouble with the law. Blacks would use self-defense against white people and they black would get sent to jail because the judge would know to rule in the white guys favor. In this time period not only were the adults the ones who didn’t like integration and everyone is equal, but the parents would take their young children to KKK feasts and brainwash their kids into showin...   [tags: Mahatma Gandhi]
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An Extraordinary Standard Of Leadership - Gandhi: An Extraordinary Standard of Leadership Lots of great leaders who commanded their armies wisely and led them to the glory appeared on the stage of history, but the ones who won the battles and beat the giants without using armies with weapons were very rare. As one of the most inspiring leaders in history, Mahatma Gandhi achieved this by ending the British rule in India by means of non-violence as well as his effective leadership. A better understanding of his extraordinary standard of leadership can be achieved through an analysis of leadership theories and their connection with Gandhi....   [tags: Mahatma Gandhi]
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The Hidden Side of the Influential Leader, Mahatma Gandhi - Once ----- stated, “Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside” (____). And so did the great and unforgettable leader, Mahatma Gandhi. Was he the real Father of the Indian nation. Was Gandhi what one thought he was. He will always be depicted as a noble leader whom spent life fighting for justice through “satyagraha”- reaching truth. Contrastingly, there is a second face to the person that we all adore....   [tags: experiments, young women, manuben]
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Mahatma Gandhi: A Hero to All Indians - 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: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 536 words
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Power to the People: Mahatma Gandhi’s Key to Change - Power to the People: Mahatma Gandhi’s Key to Change According to Indian social activist Mahatma Gandhi, selfless service is the foundation for creating change throughout the world. “Action is one’s duty”, and one’s duty is actuated by “the spirit of service” (9) which one must take on in order to understand humility and selflessness, strengthen himself, and become an advocate for ahimsa, nonviolence (9). Like so many other social activists, Gandhi had a vision for the future: a vision of peace, independence, and equality for all....   [tags: nonviolence, resistance, inquality] 1404 words
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Mahatma Gandhi - Gandhi perceives imperialism as a creation of Industrial development, which perpetuates greed, and the desire to increase profit at the expense of the body and society. Gandhi states. “Those who are intoxicated by modern civilization are not likely to write against it. Their care will be to find out facts and arguments in support of it, and this they do unconsciously” (Gandhi, chp 6). Gandhi’s presumes that civilization, like an incurable disease, and new-civilized creations are a limitation to the body and society....   [tags: Indian History, Swaraj] 1384 words
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Gandhi and the Nationalists Movement - India has always had to fight for freedom since the origin in 2500 BC. In 1750 Britain's military had begun to move in on India’s islands due to their desire for control of the spice trade. After taking over the islands they then moved to the outer edges. Eventually Britain had moved inland. By the end of the 17th century Britain had taken over India. Even though Britain wanted to keep control of India, the native people wanted their freedom and with the help of Mahatma Gandhi they won the nationalist movement....   [tags: Mahatma Gandhi, East India, Britain's Military]
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Mahatma Gandhi`s Persecutions in South Africa and India - 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: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 1546 words
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Mahatma 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 Essays]
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Mahatma 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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 925 words
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Mahatma 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 th...   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 761 words
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Mahatma 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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 4715 words
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Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Tse-Tung - The early 1900s arose a series of revolutions in the southern and eastern Asian countries of India and China, that ultimately led to a significant change in governmental systems and ideas that are still valued today. Tensions between the British government and Indians caused much anger and devastation to Indian societies, such as the Amritsar Massacre which exposed the true nature of Britain’s power over India. Indians all throughout the country were infuriated by the authority Britain had gained over the years....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparison] 1436 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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Mahatma Gandhi and his use of non-violence Movements - Most of todays heros like Batman, Spiderman 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: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays]
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Mahatma Gandhi’s Role in India’s Fight for Independence - Mahatma Gandhi’s Role in India’s Fight for Independence “The strongest physical force bends before moral force when used in the defense of truth.” - Mahatma Gandhi (Bondurant). Mahatma Gandhi was the main leader in helping India become independent through the principles of non violence, self-rule, and the unity of Hindus and Muslims. His full name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, but he was given the name Mahatma later on in his life. He wanted to see an united India without the rule of the British Empire....   [tags: passive resistance, non violent, rebellion]
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Mahatma Gandhi’s Role in India’s Fight for Independence - “The strongest physical force bends before moral force when used in the defense of truth.” - Mahatma Gandhi (Bondurant). Mahatma Gandhi was the main leader in helping India become independent through the principles of non violence, self-rule, and the unity of Hindus and Muslims. He wanted to see an united India without the rule of the British Empire. He accomplished this with passive resistance or resistance by non violence because he wanted to show that violence is not always the best answer. India has not been a free independent country for a long time....   [tags: non-violence, rebellion, prison] 629 words
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Mahatma Gandhi's Extraordinary Contribution to India’s Freedom Movement - ... For instance, he refused to replace the Indians on British’s realm – because Gandhi believed that if that was all they have achieved, hence the ‘true freedom’ has yet to be achieved. On the other hand, Gandhi wanted to banish the value system and the life style of the British and totally substituted with a simpler, more spiritual as well as communal life. In an independent-self context, Mahatma Gandhi portrayed his inimitable preferences towards resolving violence. Gandhi fought the evil simply by substituting love into hatred, he has inspired the world with his faith in justice for all mankind by fighting against the British to bring about peace with non-violence; combined with his sinc...   [tags: peace, value system, sacrifice] 560 words
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Mahatma Gandhi`s Life and his Drastic Transformation - 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: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays]
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Mohandas Gandhi - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, the youngest child of his father’s fourth wife. His father was a chief minister of Rajkot, a poor Indian state, and it was here Gandhi began his schooling. Later his father became the chief minister of a more prosperous state with a better school. The Gandhi family belonged to the Vaishya caste of Hindus. Gandhi’s mother was a deeply religious woman who divided her time between her home and the temple. Mohandas Gandhi grew up instilled with religious idea such as nonviolence, the belief that all the universe is eternal, fasting for self purification, mutual tolerance between creeds and sects, and vegetarianism....   [tags: Biography, Mahatma Gandhi Essays] 944 words
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Mahatma Gandhi`s Philosophy of Modern Civiliciation - 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: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 2769 words
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Mahatma Gandhi’s Nonviolent Movement Against the British Occupation of India - A hero is a man or woman that sets an admirable example for people around them. There are heroes in every field, every region and every walk of life that demonstrated these traits and qualities. Countless examples prove the same principle in every case. There are many examples throughout history of heroes who lived their message, made sacrifices and served their people well. The timeless examples of modern history include Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent movement against the British occupation of India....   [tags: hero, traits, qualities]
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Mahatma 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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Mohandas Gandhi`s Difficult Obstacles - 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: Mahatma Gandhi Essays] 1487 words
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Mohandas Gandhi`s Use of Nonviolent Methods to Achieve Independence - The mission of Gandhi’s life was to help the people of India free themselves from British rule. Many people have struggled for independence. They have fought bloody battles or used terrorism in an attempt to achieve their goals. 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: Mahatma Gandhi Essays]
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Effective Use of Non-Violence by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela - Throughout history, violent reformation movements were traditionally used, but non-violence has been proven just as effective. Non-violence is the clear distinguisher between right and wrong. When violence is followed by non-violence there is only so much fighting that can go on. Mohandas Gandhi was a known pacifist and a spiritual and political leader of India during the Indian Independence Movement. Gandhi studied law in England before returning to India to fight the caste system by doing chores an untouchable would do....   [tags: Essays on Non VIolence] 735 words
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a person who had a cause to act, acted instead of being acted upon, and not only influenced India and South Africa, but the entire world. “ French writer Romain Rolland (1866—1944) said Gandhi was as stubborn as a mule, but a “sacred mule”(qtd. in Cook). Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an extremely confident, peace loving man which is proved by the quote. Gandhi is a very important and amazingly influential person in the society we live in today. Without Gandhi’s influential ideas the world would have faced many terrible wars resulting massive destruction and would have affected many aspects of our current lives....   [tags: India, independence, influence, Mahatma]
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The Integral Humanism of Mahatma - The Integral Humanism of Mahatma ABSTRACT: Humanism as a theistic, pragmatic theory was first conceived around 2000 BCE in India. It is a this-worldly, human-centered, secular philosophical outlook. Gandhi understands religion as connoting the individual’s integrity and society’s solidarity. Free-will for him is freedom of the "rational self." Morality is not a matter of outward conformity, but of inward fulfillment. His integral humanism is indicated by his enumerated seven social sins: (1) politics without principles; (2) wealth without work; (3) commerce without morality; (4) knowledge without character; (5) pleasure without conscience; (6) science without morality; and (7) worship witho...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Gandhi Essays] 2800 words
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The Hidden Side of the Influential Leader, Gandhi - The Hidden Side of the Influential Leader, Gandhi Once ----- stated, “Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside” (____). And so did the great and unforgettable leader, Mahatma Gandhi. Who was the real Father of the Indian nation. Was Gandhi what one thought he was. Gandhi was and will always be on known for every child, every young man and woman, and every old man and woman mind. He will always be depicted as a noble leader whom spent life fighting for justice through “satyagraha”- reaching truth....   [tags: gandhi´s experiment, children] 660 words
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Gandhi is the most important peace hero of the 20th century -       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 Essays]
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Comparation of Gandhi to Socrates, to buddha, to Jesus and to St. Fancis of Assisi - 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: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 940 words
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Mahatma Ghandi - The most prominent and influential figure during the Indian independence movement was arguably Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as The Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu. Gandhi believed in striving for non-violence in every situation and advocated that all others follow him in his actions. Through completely passive protests and non-violent action, Gandhi….. The Mahatma accomplished many individual journeys, such as famously leading Indians in protesting the British-imposed salt tax with 250 mile Dandi Salt March in 1930....   [tags: Independence Movement, Biography] 831 words
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