“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.
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.
At the age of six Gandhi went to school in Porbandar where he had some sort of learning disabilities. The following year his family moved to Rajkot, one of the bigger Indian cities where he still remained with learning disabilities. During Gandhi’s child hood he was not the child who liked oral presentations or was considered the loud one, he was very modest and kept his thoughts to himself. Some days at school he ran home thinking he was being made fun of. At the age of... ... middle of paper ... ...
Many Indians and blacks were jailed but in the face of peaceful blacks and Indians simply trying to get more rights peacefully, the South African General had no choice but to negotiate with Gandhi, giving him his first of many vi... ... middle of paper ... ...d advise violence.”5 Gandhi did not advicate cowardism, and certainly was not one. Infact Gandhi was never afraid. “If I die by the bullet of a madman, I must do so smiling. Should such a thing happen to me, you are not to shed one tear.”6 Mohandas Gandhi’s strive towards the independence and freedom of the Indian people, elevated him to being one of the most powerful and influential people in the twentieth century. Not only has he inspired people in his nation, but in countries around the world, in the struggle in peaceful and non-violent civil disobedience, instead of bloodshed.
Mohandas Gandhi's most significant accomplishment however, was uniting the Hindus in India with the Muslims of Pakistan to break free of British rule peacefully. Gandhi's early life had a huge influence on the man he became. Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar or the present-day Indian state of Gujarat. His father, Karamchand Gandhi, served as the dewan (chief minister) of Porbander state and his deeply religious mother, Putlibai, who was from a Pranami Vaishnava family, was Karamchand's fourth wife. His mother was a practitioner of the worship of the Hindu god Vishnu, otherwise known as Vaishnavism.
But, for the rest of my classes, which were most of my classes, that I didn’t like, I never paid attention to or did homework, and I still managed to do well on tests. So basically I didn’t do anything except take tests and I still got satisfactory grades. In school I was so lazy that there could have been a project due worth about 20% of the final grade and I still wouldn’t do it. Once in my 11th grade English class, we had to do a project about anything to do with the medieval time period. This project was worth a great deal of points.
Jarvis devoted himself entirely to South Africa and the betterment of the land. He was especially concerned with the apartheid, and called for social justice for natives. He notes in his manuscripts about his childhood and how he had learned nothing of South Africa from being with his parents in the sheltered village of Ndotsheni. Jarvis’ other various writings are compelling because the reader understands Jarvis’ deep and genuine love for South Africa because of the intelligence and courage he possesses, enough so to write these manuscripts. Most importantly, Jarvis recognized his indifference to South Africa, his blindness to its happenings, and instead of sitting with that indifference and that apathy, he was able to promote change and develop a deep love for the people of South Africa and for the land of South Africa itself.
Gandhi knew that he was defeated, and returned the medals he earned from his military service. Gandhi always had good intentions, wanting justice on those who deserved it, but the world wasn’t always in his favour. As a result of the outbreaks, Gandhi stopped buying and using British-made goods, including clothes and other products. He started to use a spinning wheel to make his own cloth, and soon enough, the spinning wheel became a symbol of independence and self-reliance with Indians. Gandhi was known as leader of the National Congress and promoted a non-violence policy.
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable… We may ignore him at our own risk.” King cited Gandhi as one of his biggest inspirations, which should come as no surprise, as Gandhi helped end racism towards as many if not more people than King himself. Gandhi pioneered the use of what he called satyagraha, or political change through nonviolence, and helped bring millions of India’s oppressed to equality. Lord Mountbatten, the last British ruler of India, is quoted as saying, “Mahatma Gandhi will go down in history on a par with Buddha and Jesus Christ.” There is no denying the truth in this statement because of the way he had a profound impact on the lives of those around him, just like these other two famous figures of history. Gandhi may have been very small man, relatively speaking, but he grew to be a giant in the eyes of the world. Mohandas Gandhi began life as the fourth son in his family— hardly the child typically expected to bring about greatness, even though his father was the small state’s Diwan, or prime minister.
Gandhi was the fourth and last child born into his family. Gandhi’s childhood and adulthood were very different from this generation because we do not have segregation. Gandhi’s influence on the civil rights movement and his death had a big impact on the way we live today. Gandhi was born October 2, 1869 in Portbandar India. Gandhi’s full name was Mohandas Karmchand Gandhi("World Biography").Some of his nicknames later on in his life were Mahatma, father of the nation and Bapu which means, father.