Gandhi : Man Of Power

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Gandhi: Man of Power When we think of leaders, we all have certain characteristics that come to mind. We consider those who are leaders, to be a person who had done something special in their time. That something may have changed something in their local community, or it may have changed the world (Lal, 2015). World history has known many examples of leaders that made a big change in the world. In the United States, there is little doubt that Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King are examples of leaders that inspired their followers and that made the United States one of the greatest in the world (Lal, 2015). In England, perhaps Winston Churchill comes to mind. Another great world leader who brought peace to his country of India is Mahatma Gandhi who led the independence movement of India against the British, using non-violent strategies and inspiring civil rights movements across the world (Lal, 2015). Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, though more often called “Mahatma” was born in Porbandar, Gujarat, which lies in North-West India, on October 2, 1869, into a Hindu Modh family (“Student’s Project”, n.d.). His father was the Chief Minister of Porbandar. Gandhi’s upbringing was in the Jain pacifist teachings of mutual tolerance, non-injury to living beings and vegetarianism. Gandhi has a very privileged upbringing, allowing him to receive a very solid education, often not available to most in India (“Student’s Project”, n.d.). In May 1883, at the age of 13, Gandhi was placed
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