Mohandas Gandhi`s Difficult Obstacles Essay

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Mohandas Gandhi was born the youngest son of his father, Karamchand Gandhi's, fourth wife, Putlibai, in a small village in western India called Porbandar. He grew up in a strict Hindu household, for his father was the chief minister, or dewan, of the town. Although Karamchand was not well educated, he was a good leader and politician. His mother, Putlibai was a very religious housewife, and spent most of her time at home or in the temple. She spent much of her time caring for the large family, so she was not interested much in jewelry or other possessions.
He was brought up as a good Hindu, in the particular branch called Vaisnavism, which centered on the worship of the god Vishnu. His family also followed the strict moral values
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To his great sorrow, his mother had passed away while he was in Great Britain. This was followed by another blow almost as bad: He could not get a job anywhere. The Indian legal system was already overcrowded, and he was even turned down for a part time teaching job. Dismayed, he returned to Rajkot in search of better opportunity, but found only a low paying job at drafting petitions. He was even fired from this job after a while. After all that, the offer he then received from a firm in Natal, South Africa, could not have sounded sweeter.
When he arrived however, he was shocked and appalled by the horrible segregation and racial discrimination, but he took the beatings and attacks on his person in stride, and was almost ready to leave in 1894, when, at his farewell party, he read about a bill that would take the vote away from Indians in South Africa. He quickly decided to stay and try to stop the bill. He was unsuccessful in getting the bill stopped, but he was able to draw attention to the Indian community. He moved to Durban, began practicing law, formed the Natal Indian Congress, and became the indefatigable secretary. In 1896, he returned to India to fetch his wife, Kasturbai, and make speeches to the Indian community. Word of his doings found their way back to South Africa, and a white mob was waiting for him to arrive. They attacked him, nearly lynching him, and would have been
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