Gandhi 's Life And Legacy

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MacKenzie Rugar
Professor Gajanan
Eastern Philosophy
Final Paper
26 Apr. 2016
Gandhi’s Life and Legacy Throughout the course of history there have been many influential leaders that have stressed the use of non-violence and civil disobedience including Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi was a very influential and inspiring leader that was able to lead billions of people. He was willing to give up everything for what he believed in even though he knew that his actions could possibly lead to imprisonment and other legal consequences. Gandhi’s bravery and perseverance led to changes that affected and influenced the whole world and brought about positive change for people whose voices would have went unheard. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Kathiawar, India. Gandhi’s father was the chief minister in different parts of India and his mother was very devoted to religion. Gandhi followed in both of his parents footsteps by devoting himself to religion and later pursuing an education and career in the law field. Also, at the age of thirteen he had an arranged marriage to a girl named Kasturba Makanji. After his marriage, Gandhi rebelled against his mother and stopped practicing Jainism and worshipping the Hindu God Vishnu. Jainism is an ancient religion in India that is based on morals and it stresses non-violence, fasting, meditation and vegetarianism (Mahatma Gandhi). Later in life, Gandhi traveled to London, England to study law and he
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