Gandhi : An Influential Piece Of History

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Who is Gandhi? And what makes him such an influential piece of history? Mohandas Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October 1869. Having both an extremely religious mother and father, Gandhi was brought up worshiping the Hindu god and abiding by the religions traditions. Growing up he was an ordinary kid who received no special treatment or privileges over any other child in his home town. At the age of thirteen, he married the women he would spend the rest of his life with, Kasturba Makanji. In the years following his wedding Gandhi rebelled by taking part in actions such as eating meat and smoking which were frowned upon by the surrounding society. After the death of his father he abandoned his studies in becoming a doctors and began…show more content…
This narrative begins by explaining the Indians feelings toward the British government and the treatment endured by the British people. Constantly being looked down upon and belittled, many of the Indian people believed they deserved the same rights given to any British dependent. When India was given the opportunity to show the British throne that the country promised complete loyalty to the British government, they demonstrated how much they could grow and contribute with the support of the British people. Becoming an increasingly impoverished country at the hands of the British government, with a lack of concern for the Indian people and their quality of life, the Indians felt they needed to break ties with Great Britain. The only way the Indians felt this action could be completed was through the same violence the British people forced against them. Shortly after the Royal Tour, World War I broke out and England was a major power in the war. Gandhi believed that if he wished to be treated with the same rights and respect as the British people, he would need to accept their same responsibilities and help in the fight. Although the Indian people have been treated so poorly in the past and have full right to be angry, violence will lead them no where as a country, but into darker and deadlier times. A large idea accredited to Gandhi was his idea of non-violence. In this theory, Gandhi believed that if non-violence and a
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