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. His life at home taught him the tenets of self-discipline and nonvionlence.
Gandhi soon decided he wanted to become his own person. So at just 19, Gandhi headed out to London, England, to study law at University College London. Influenced by a promise he had made to his mother before leaving India, he studied the abstinence of meat, a...
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...orks and are only a small slice of the impression he left on the world and especially Indian and Muslim culture. Few people can compare to the non-violent methods that Gandhi employed to change so much by doing so little. The Indians and Muslims will forever be in his debt, and the British government was taught a lesson in non-violent protests. Gandhi will always continue to be an epiphany of the peaceful warrior.
Gandhi, Rajmohan. Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire. Berkeley: U of California, 2008. Print.
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