Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi Growing up Born in 1869 on October 2. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi lived in Porbandar, a region of India that (at the time) was a part of the British Empire, now known as Gujarat. Growing up, Gandhi worshipped the Hindu god Vishnu. His belief of Jainism aimed to achieve the liberation of the soul, embracing non-violence, meditation and vegetarianism. He believed in Ahimsa meaning non-violence and equality. As a young child, Gandhi was considered being shy, timid and an unremarkable student. Aged 18, he sailed to England to study where he read a variety of sacred texts and learnt more about world religions. He later explains “if only we could, all of us, read the scriptures of the different Faiths from the stand-point of the followers of those faiths, we should find that they were at the bottom, all one and were all helpful to one another” he considered them a comfort and recommended everyone to read them at some point in time. He stayed in England for 3 years before returning back to India where he struggled to gain any footing as a lawyer and wrestled to find work, therefore taking a job offer in South Africa at an Indian firm. Contribution to society and beginning his Ascent. When Gandhi arrived in South Africa, he was appalled and disgusted with the way Indians were being treated. Not being allowed to gain citizenship as an immigrant and being thought of as a third class citizen. In the courtroom, he was asked if he could

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