Essay about Mohandas Ghandi

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Mohandas Ghandi

Satyagraha. Meaning "force or firmness of truth, Mohandas Gandhi worked and lived by this word. By peaceful, non-violent demonstrations he little by little took hold of the people of India's love and honor and freed them from British rule. This is his story:
On October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India, a region of Queen Victoria, Mohandas Gandhi was born to Kaba Gandhi and his wife. Although his father, Kaba, was the chief Minister for the Maharaja of Porbandar, he and his family lived in a small house and belonged to a Hindu caste of merchants called "banjas." As he grew, Mohandas became a small, shy and skinny boy, afraid of others' opinions. He never spoke out, but although he was never a clever child, others were
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He had seen the hate the white man had for Indians. And for what reason? Their color or heritage? This did not seem right to him, so he began his life long struggle of never ending peaceful protests and his silent fight for justice for all.

Mohandas Gandhi died in January of 1948. (The actual date is in dispute. The information from my book said that his death was on the 30th, but the World Book Encyclopedia says that it was Jan. 13th) He was shot 3 times by Godse, a Hindu himself. The whole world mourned for Gandhi, a man who had no authority in government, but definitely had earned the respect and most importantly, the love of his people.

Showing love and humanity through peaceful acts, he became well- known and well-liked. For instance, in 1906 the Zulus in Africa (blacks) rebelled. A new tax had been forced upon them and they had refused to pay and decided to instead, fight. Sadly, they were almost at once crushed by the well-armed white people. There were many wounded so showing as much fortitude as possible, Gandhi and a group of his volunteers marched 40 miles a day through hilly country carrying much needed medical supplies to heal them. At first some of the soldiers wouldn't let him go, but eventually they understood.
Some even thanked him.

Gandhi also, no matter how they hated this, wanted peace between the Muslims and the Hindus. Their religions were always against each

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