Mohandas K. Gandhi: “Live Simply So Others Can Simply Live”

Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, on October 2, 1869. During the 1900’s, Gandhi was considered to be by many one of the foremost political and spiritual leaders of that century. Gandhi’s quest in life was to use a nonviolent resistance method to free India from bondage under British control. As a result of Gandhi’s never-ending pursuit and unique style of nonviolent resistance against Britain, the India people honored him. (World Book G24)
As an infant, Gandhi was born into a family that consisted of two parents that belonged to the Vaisya caste of Hindus. Growing up, Gandhi was a very shy and serious child. He married his wife Kasturba when they were only thirteen years ...

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to stay in South Africa. His one-year term of legal work turned into twenty-one years to proclaim and work for Indian rights.
He first started a newspaper called “Indian Opinion”, and he also led campaigns boosting Indian Rights. A note worthy fact for Gandhi was that when he felt justice was on the British side, he would work for them by being a paramedic in the Boer War (1899-1902) and the Zulu Rebellion (1906) where he received decorations. (World Book, 25).
Unfortunately, not everybody was a follower of Mohandas Gandhi. Tragically on January 13, 1948 at the age of 78 Gandhi was assassinated by an Indian who was opposed to and resented Gandhi’s program of tolerance for all creeds and religions.
The Indian people called Gandhi the Mahatama which means “Great Soul.” The guiding factor in his life was seeking for the truth. He firmly believed truth could be known only through tolerance and concern for others; and that to find the way to truthful solutions one had to ...

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