Mohandas Gandhi


This Essay will be about the life and accomplishments of Mohandas
Karamchand Gandhi. And will also discuss Civil Disobedience.
Throughout history most national heroes have been warriors, but Gandhi
ended British rule over his native India without striking a single blow. A frail
man, he devoted his life to peace and brotherhood in order to achieve social and
political progress. Yet less than six months after his nonviolent resistance to
British rule won independence for India, he was assassinated by a religious
fanatic.
Gandhi was one of the gentlest of men, a devout and almost mystical Hindu,
but he had an iron core of determination. Nothing could change his ...

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he was 19 he defied custom by going abroad to study. He studied law
at University College in London. Fellow students snubbed him because he was an
Indian. In his lonely hours he studied philosophy. In his reading he discovered
the principle of nonviolence as enunciated in Henry David Thoreau's "Civil
Disobedience," and he was persuaded by John Ruskin's plea to give up
industrialism for farm life and traditional handicrafts--ideals similar to many
Hindu religious ideas.
In 1891 Gandhi returned to India. Unsuccessful in Bombay, he went to
South Africa in 1893. At Natal he was the first so-called "colored" lawyer
admitted to the supreme court. He then built a large practice.
His interest soon turned to the problem of fellow Indians who had come
to South Africa as laborers. He had seen how they were treated as inferiors in
India, in England, and then in South Africa. In 1894 he founded the Natal Indian
Congress to agitate for Indian rights. Yet he remained loyal to the ...

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Added: 6/17/2006 08:42:04 PM
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