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Young Eclectic Liberation Leaders (YELL!)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in India on October 2, 1869. He was educated in London where he studied law. He worked in South African, for twenty years where he experienced racism. Gandhi was imprisoned during the time he was at South Africa. He developed a policy of passive resistance, and was influenced by Henry David Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience." He went back to Indian and used this non-violence forms of protest. Didn't want India to be ruled by Great Britain, he became very well known which lead people to follow him. He fasted and led effective strikes and was a devoted Hindu.
Who was Gandhi?
Gandhi was a very important political and religious leader in India. He was also a peaceful revolutionist who was very smart and was also a lawyer. He wanted to help India get their independence from Great Britain. He boycotted products from Britain. He was a spiritual and major political leader in India where he founded non-violence which lead India to independence and inspired moments of civil rights. He died at the age of 78 in 1948. He was a lawyer in South Africa. Gandhi's birthday is a day of non-violence, as well as a national holiday. Ghandi is known world wide for his peaceful acts of non-violence and is also quoted a lot.
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Gandhi strictly believed in ahimsa or non violence. He was the inspiration of many revolutionist around the world and he also wanted to help poor people and free India from foreign rule a famous act against Britain salt tax. He fasted a lot for self purification and social protest.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
(1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in
in the present day state of
on October 2, 1869. He was raised in a very conservative family that had affiliations with the ruling family of Kathiawad. He was educated in law at University College, London. In 1891, after having been admitted to the British bar, Gandhi returned to India and attempted to establish a law practice in Bombay, without much success. Two years later an Indian firm with interests in
retained him as legal adviser in its office in
. Arriving in Durban, Gandhi found himself treated as a member of an inferior race. He was appalled at the widespread denial of civil liberties and political rights to Indian immigrants to South Africa. He threw himself into the struggle for elementary rights for Indians.
This is a picture of Gandhi when he was making his speech. When he was talking about all Indian congress
(Persepolis I: Gandhi)
Gandhi was shot by a thirty-nine year old Hindu named
. Godse thought that
Gandhi was harming the Hindus by being friendly to Muslims
Gandhi's body was burned in front of a large crowd and the ashes were scattered over the waters of a sacred Indian river.
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Nathuram Vinayak Godse
Narayan Dattatraya Apte
Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkare
Madanlal Kashmirilal Pahwa
Gopal Vinayak Godse
Digambar Ramchandra Badge
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Dattatraya Sadashiv Parchure
Suryadev Sharma All of these people and more were part of the many assassinations on Gandhi.
This is a picture of
. Gandhi was a dominant figure in the Indian politics and a very religious leader.
Gandhi was a peaceful, wise respectful well educated man who was all about peace.
Ghandi was a major political leader of India and the indian independence movement.
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