Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 's Independence Movement

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ABSTRACT Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer who became the primary leader of India 's independence movement. Better known as Mahatma Gandhi, he not only led India to independence from British rule but also inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world in several other countries. Best remembered for his employment of nonviolent means of civil disobedience, he led Indians in the Dandi Salt March to protest against the British-imposed salt tax and launched the Quit India Movement, a mass protest demanding "an orderly British withdrawal" from India. Born into a religious family in British India, he was raised by parents who emphasized on religious tolerance, simplicity and strong moral values. As a young man he…show more content…
She was a lovable and strong willed woman, widely respected for her wisdom and good sense, which is why people often sought for her advice on various matters. (Mahatma Gandhi, n.d.) Putlibai was Karamchand’s fourth wife. Mohandas was the youngest of the six children of Karamchand. He had two elder half-sisters and three elder siblings. (Life Story of Mahatma Gandhi, n.d.) A parent who relieves the baby’s discomfort promptly and holds the baby tenderly, during feeding and at any other times promotes basic trust. Basic trust versus mistrust usually is resolved when the balance of care is sympathetic and loving. (Berk 2008) Childhood Mohandas was the favorite child of the family, they gave him a nickname, ‘Moniya’. Moniya adored his mother a lot. He loved his father too, but he was a little afraid of him. Mohandas very seldom stays at home as a child, he likes to play outside, he would just go home to eat his meals and then continue again playing outside. When one of his siblings tease or playfully pull his ear, he would run home to complain to his mother. He never hit back his siblings whatever they do him. (Life Story of Mahatma Gandhi, n.d.) The conflict of toddlerhood is autonomy versus shame and doubt. This conflict is usually resolved when parents provide young children with suitable guidance and reasonable choices. (Berk, 2008) When he was seven years old, his father left Porbandar and moved to Rajkot where he was
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