Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar, Kathiawar agency, British Indian Empire. He is better known today as Mahatma meaning great soul or Bapu meaning father (“Mahatma Gandhi biography”). In Mahatma Gandhi’s early childhood he lived a challenging life as a member of the merchant caste. He was raised in a Hindu family like most people from an Indian heritage. As a young boy, his family put him in an arranged marriage, as was the custom at the time, with a young girl named Kasturba, or Kasturbai when he was only 13 and she was 14 (“Mahatma Gandhi life”). Given that they were put together and, not given a choice, one could imagine that they were not too fond of the idea of the marriage. But after they got to know each other and bonded, she gave birth to five children and became one of his biggest supporters. Gandhi suffered two personal losses when he was 15 years old with the death of his first child, who only lived a few days, and, the death of his father (Rosenberg). 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 Lo...
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...from Britain. The celebration was cut short when Gandhi was shot three times and killed during a prayer meeting. The assailant’s name was Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist (“Mahatma Gandhi biography”). The death of Gandhi impacted all of India severely.
As the final chapter comes to a close, all of Gandhi’s adversities had been conquered, and all of his goals achieved. Gandhi is remembered as the man who freed India, protested for South Africans, and granted many people their civil rights. Gandhi’s life and legacy inspired many world leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and President Barack Obama. Albert Einstein referred to him as a role model for generations to come. Gandhi valued truth, non-violence, and equality, and perhaps, if we followed his philosophy, we could all learn to love one another, and live together in perfect harmony.
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