Mahatma Gandhi : A Of A Privileged Caste

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Mohandas, better known as Mahatma Gandhi was born into a privileged caste in Pordandar, Gujarat, India. He was raised into a non-violent branch of Hinduism from his Mother’s side. Throughout his childhood he stayed true to his beliefs and religious rules, including avoiding things like meat and wine. Gandhi led a selfless, altruistic life, and through these powerful moral principles, he helped lead India to full independence in 1947. Growing up, Mohandas was the only one of the four children in his family to continue his studies. So with the help of his brothers and parents, he left India to study in England at the age of 18. He continued to follow his spiritual rules even when the standard diet in England contained high amount of meat. He even became a member of the London Vegetarian Society’s Executive Committee. Gandhi passed the bar exam 1891 to return to England to find out that his mother had passed away during his studies. Following this, he studied Indian law and found employment hard to come by and ended up taking a job in South Africa, signing a one-year contact in 1893. During this time, South Africa had many races almost completely segregated from one another and many of them were heavily discriminated against, including Indians. Upon arriving he was not treated as a scholar, lawyer or anyone of importance by the white people living in South Africa, but only as an Indian. 1 Through witnessing this racism, he began a fight against segregation that he would

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