Gandhi 's Effect On The Independence Of India

1713 WordsJan 9, 20167 Pages
On March 12, 1930 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more widely known as Mahatma Gandhi, began his famous salt march to the sea. Gandhi’s salt march was an act of civil disobedience, or satyagraha, which loosely means “truth-force”, against the rule of the British government over India at the time. This march was Gandhi’s way of fighting rejecting the tax that the British government had put on salt for the Indian people. Gandhi’s act of marching to the sea to produce salt sparked motions and revolutions throughout the country. This march is considered by many to be the catalyst that lead to the eventual freedom of India from British rule. What Lead to the March Before leading the salt march in India and becoming one of the most well known Indian civil rights activists, Gandhi studied law in London and left for twenty years to pursue being a lawyer in South Africa. While there, Gandhi experienced racism because Indians were looked down upon in South Africa. Once becoming involved in the law, he began to involve himself in helping to reduce racial injustices and became the largest advocate in South Africa for Indian rights. Gandhi’s experiences in South Africa prepared him for and allowed him to become the political influence he was for his people when he returned to India. After nearly two years of violent attacks and strife to gain control, British rule was officially established in India. This rule was known as the Raj by the Indian people, and while it was harsh and powerful it
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