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Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi. Also known as Mahatma the great soul, was the "father of modern India". He originally came from Western India, a city called Porbandar. He was born on 2nd October 1869. Gandhi was on of the youngest of the three sons of Karamchand Gandhi, who was a Prime Minister successively in Porbandar, Rajkot and Vankaner States. Gandhi's mother was Putlibai, Karamchand Gandhi's fourth wife. In 1876 he attended a primary school in Rajkot until the twelfth year. Later on he was engaged to Kasturbai. In 1881 Gandhi want on to do further education in a high school (in Rajkot). Two years later in 1883 he marries Kasturbai. In 1887 Gandhi joins Samaldas College at Bhavnagar (Kathiawar), but gives up studies at close of first term. After that he went to England to study Law. Which got him a job later on his life in South Africa. The life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, who used non-violent resistance to persuade his people (in India) to seek freedom from British rule in the 1940s. Mahatma Gandhi did the salt march. Gandhi also tried as much as he could to keep Hindu's and Muslims to together. ...read more.

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He was very disappointed about the separation between the Hindu and Muslim's. To prevent the civil war, Muslims were given a separate state and it was agreed. India was independent but not united. To Gandhi's partition meant that millions of Hindus and Muslims had to move from one state to another, becoming refugees. There were many classes and killings just as Gandhi feared. Unfortunately a Hindu, who had been angered by the Mahatma's efforts to settle Hindus and Muslims, put his life to an end with three pistol shots. When Mahatma Gandhi became the national leader, he had many support from the Hindu's and Muslims. He toured the country preaching his strong views on non-violence and Ahimsa. Gandhi allowed the lowest caste, the untouchables to join the ashram, but wealthy Hindu's protested and stopped giving financial aid. Gandhi's opinion on non-violence was- "No violence requires a double faith. Faith in God and also faith in man." However, he also used non-violent persuade his people to seek freedom from British rules/laws. He settled many more disagreements, he tried to teach people is don't let the British rule India. He tried to show peaceful ways of disobeying British laws. ...read more.

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If Gandhi was never born he would have been really missed as India could have still be running under British laws, non-violence wouldn't have been such an important thing, Gandhi has inspired a lot of people into winning the equal rights. The untouchable would still be treated very badly. Mahatma Gandhi had changed the way of life in India and made it Independent, which we should be proud of. Ordinary people can learn from Mahatma Gandhi that we all are equal matter what religion or how high or low caste we are, live peacefully together and help other people who suffering. We also learn that we should care and be there for each other to lead a happy life. I think Mahatma Gandhi led a worthwhile life throughout his whole life. He always did something to help others. He didn't care if he went to jail, but he just tried to help free India from British rule, by showing Indians peaceful easy of disobeying British laws. The affect I have from Mahatma Gandhi is that we should fight for our rights, as everybody has equal rights. Also that we should help the sufferers and the poverty and let them live a peaceful life. ...read more.

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