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Mahatma Gandhi's effort for freedom

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Mahatma Gandhi's effort for freedom When a community finds a leader that can change people's ways of thinking you can be sure not only he or she will change the society, but also, that they could crate a huge impact on the world. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the various leaders that the world has had on the past century. He was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar India now called Gujarat. He was assassinated January 30, 1948. (Potpourri). He went to study to London where he became a lawyer ( Potpourri). He tried to find a job in India, but couldn't, so after a while he found one in South Africa ( Potpourri ). There, he learned how it felt to be discriminated, this lead to all the nonviolent acts he overcame and gained all his goals in life( Schmidt). Gandhi should be considered a great leader because he showed that terrorism or any kind of violent act can't be the way to express the disagreement in a place. Many of the of the worlds strong great leaders have a grand philosophy in common. Gandhi in particular believed never to use violence in his fights, even if others would use it against him ( Potpourri). ...read more.


Although Gandhi's followers were from very different religions meaning they had different thoughts they all had the same philosophy of a nonviolence revolution ("Gandhi"). Even though he always thought positively to change his and peoples way of thinking toward freedom ("Gandhi"). All his acts were done in a peaceful approach conquering people's minds and hearts. Great leaders have change the world but withGandhi's nonviolent movement it cause a great impact on Indian people but mostly to women and the untouchables who were treated down. Women and the untouchables in particularly felt touched by Gandhi's words because he talked about women and men having the same rights. During his strike many women and the untouchables were seen walking and struggling to gain freedom but also their rights since the had fewer privileges (Potpourri ). At that time socials classes were very marked and minorities including women or the untouchables did not receive an equal treatment. ("Gandhi"). Most of the time these groups were pushed down the same as black people used to be treated in The United States. ("Gandhi"). He tried to banish the caste system and to demonstrate that the work one does has no impact on one's status in the society (Potpourri). ...read more.


Gandhi returned to the use of spinning wheel as a key of returning to the simple village life most people wanted (Potpourri ).people wanted this way of life because they had more peace and receive more respect. His most remarkable strategy was the boycott to the British industry in order to stop consuming British goods (Potpourri). The strike he did left the British with no words and no sources to have a normal day. (Potpourri ). His political and spiritual influence was so immense that the British authorities dared not interfere with him(Potpourri ). India becomes to gain freedom with the help of Gandhi's pacific revolution (Potpourri). Finally Gandhi is still considered and would be considered a great leader since he didn't use violence to conquer his goal. His goal was to gain freedom for people in India and to give more rights to women. By organizing such peaceful movement he became a world model to all the people who think terrorism is not a solution to gain peace. There are always going to be people who push others down, however leader such as Gandhi and martin Luther King would never stop fothing fot the rights of human beings. (Schmidt ). Some eastern women are very different from the western in many ways since some still have their traditional beliefs (Potpourri). ...read more.

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