Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Civil Disobedience Movement

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as ‘Mahatma’ (meaning ‘Great Soul’), was the leader of the Indian independence movement during the British Raj. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. India won independence from Britain in 1947, thanks in large part to Gandhi's peaceful civil disobedience campaign. After independence, Gandhi kept active in his non-violence movement by trying to stop the Hindu-Muslim conflict in Bengal. He was also involved in opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians in South Africa. How did Gandhi become successful in leading his non-violence movement? The key of his success was in his unique style of leading. Gandhi was a transformational leader, meaning that he led by “raising one another to higher levels of morality and motivation”. Gandhi redefined his followers’ mission and vision, renewed their commitment, and restructured their system for goal accomplishment. He empowered his followers to believe in themselves and feel…show more content…
He successfully led the movement and won the war of independence without no violence. My favorite quote of his is, “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” This saying makes me realize that non-violent resistance can act as a minor to the opponent and awaken their sense of moral shame. Gandhi taught me that we can resolve our conflicts peacefully. I also admire Gandhi’s faith in himself: “Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even If I didn't have it in the beginning." In using resistance through mass non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi became one of the major political and spiritual leaders of his time. Though he is not with us today, his great sayings and doings will go on inspiring many
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