Short Essay On Mahatma Gandhi

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the leader of Indian independence movement when British ruled India. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movement for civil rights and freedom across the world. He was given the name “Mahatma” which means “venerable” in 1914, south Africa. In india, he is called by the name “Bapu” or father. Gandhi faced a lot of struggles during his journey of justice and freedom.Gandhi was born in the town of Porbander on October 2, 1869. His father was Karamchand Gandhi who served as a chief master in Porbander; his mother putlibai was Karamchand’s 4th wife. Mahatma has two brothers and a sister. He went to school in Rajkot, and recorded the early years of his life in his biography “The Story of My Experiment With Truth”. At the age of 13 Gandhi was married to 14-year-old Kasturbai Makhanji. They had their first year a child year later, but he died during his first days. In 1888, Gandhi left to England to study law. He promised his mother he would stay away from meat, women, and alcohol. During his stay in England he tried to …show more content…

His leadership was possible due to his wide popularity among Hindus and Muslims, as he was even able convince the Muslims to support peaceful non-cooperation. Gandhi then began to focus on winning complete self-government and control of all Indian government, developing into Swaraj or complete individual, spiritual, political independence. Gandhi called off the campaign of mass civil disobedience, because of fear that the movement was going to turn into violence. This was the third time that Gandhi had called off a major campaign. Gandhi was arrested on 10 March 1922, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years ' imprisonment. He was released in February 1924 for an appendicitis operation, having served only two years. The nonviolence campaign was breaking down during Gandhi’s stay in

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