Mahatma Gandhi's Independence Movement

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The primary leader of India 's independence movement and the architect of a form of non-violent civil disobedience, Mahatma Gandhi, that would influence the world that we live today. Gandhi has a degree in law from university college of London. He grew up in India with a father that served as prime minister and a mother that was deeply religious. Gandhi change his focus from law to civil rights because of an experience he faced in South Africa of racial discrimination. Which he then went to India to free his people from the British regime and tried to unite the Hindus and Muslims from splitting. Mahatma Gandhi impacted the society of not just India but all over the world. Mahatma Gandhi’s early life was a secular and resolute. Gandhi was…show more content…
In 1971 gandhi 's successful message of satyagraha was spread throughout India because of his "education and spirituality"("Mohandas Gandhi"). Gandhi had studied law in England. When he returns to India in 1891 to practice law, he was not successful. He was offered in 1893 to practice in the South African province of Natal. One day he was forced out of his seat in the train even though he had a first class ticket, which shocked him and he brought attention of injustice toward Indians by writing in the newspaper. Later, when the bitter religious strife between Hindus and Muslims which had already created more than 10 million refugees, led Gandhi to commence a fast unto death in January 1948 to "protest the bloodshed"("Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi"). This act of Gandhi was inspired towards the people. He did this fasting because he didn’t want Muslims and Hindus to fight among each other. He saw the real oppressor was the British. The people of India, which hindus and muslims were living, were brothers and sisters. He never stops fighting for the civil rights of his people until he was shot three times close…show more content…
The methods he developed like protest, mass marches and fasting was to “bring Hindus and Muslims together”(“Gandhi, Mahatma”). As I was growing up I thought the way to tell someone to do something was through violence. One day I was listening to a speech about how Gandhi was a political leader for India. He believed in order to get freedom from the British, and India united was through peace and nonviolence. He saw in order for India to be strong the two groups needs to be in peace with one another. Even though he was going through challenges, he was still “promoting self-control and peaceful solutions”(Gandhi, Mohandas”). I saw that this man was never backing down to what he believed was right. Nonviolence was the right way to make two different people like each other. Fighting is not always the way of the truth. He made my beliefs of violence to think about. Now it 's my job to spread the message of nonviolence resistance to
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