Non-Violence And Social Change

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NON-VIOLENCE AND SOCIAL CHANGES Non- Violence is an alternative way of approach to showing disagrees. It used bring social changes. In early World War I and World War II people violently brought changes by using weapon and armed struggle but when Gandhi ji came he applied non-violence as weapon in order to bring social, political, culture and economical changes. According to Gandhi ji non-violence means Satyagraha which composes of three things Satya( truth) ,Ahimsa( refusal to inflict ), Tapasya( willingness to self sacrifice). Non-violence practices done by using methods like mass non-cooperation, civil disobedience, expatriation, protest, fasting. These all changes leads to social change and main objective of social change are food, employment, wealth and income, respect of culture heritage, religious acceptance etc. Non-Violence used in practice from early 1840, but it became popular when Gandhi ji came up with it in 1917 after which it accepted by whole World. Martin Luther king junior (1950) followed Gandhi ji. These ideas of non violence evolved from Hindu, Jainism, Buddhism and person who are came up with these idea are Tolstoy, Rajachandra, Ruskin. Time line will make better understanding of flow of Non-Violence movement from 1849-2011. Movements Time line Hungarian resistance , Austria 1849-1867 Finish resistance , Russia 1895-1905 Resistance to autocracy, Russia 1905-1917 Women’s suffrage movement , Britain 1903-1914 Labour resistance , Britain
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