Introduction: Nonviolence and Gandhi Essay

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Introduction

Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India; he studied law in London, England, but in 1893 went to South Africa, where he spent 20 years opposing discriminatory legislation against Indian and in 1914 he came to India to stand for the rights of Indians, both at home and in South Africa. Gandhi became a leader of India's independence movement and also the architect of a form of civil disobedience that would influence the world, organizing to combine against British institutions in peaceful forms of civil disobedience. He was killed in 1948. Even after his death, Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and his belief in simple living like, making his own clothes, eating a vegetarian diet and using fasts for self-purification as well as a means of protest have been a guiding of hope for care and influence people throughout the world.
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More than anything else, historians say, Gandhi proved that one man has the power to take on an empire, using both ethics and intelligence. Other peaceful resisters such as Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960s civil rights movement and Tibet's Dalai Lama have emulated his methods in years since, shaking up the dynamic of world politics in the process. Martin Luther King Jr. is said to be have been heavily influenced by Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, believing it to be the only logical approach to the problem of race relations in America.The influence of Mahatma Gandhi on world politics and strategies for change cannot be underestimated. Living in the Tasmania, I am particularly interested in the ideas of Non Violence Protest and especially how the conservation groups in Tasmania use this strategy to get their politics and vision into the mass media, thereby helping to form and change opinion.

Ghandi was a non-violence protest man. He started his nonviolence protest called salt march in 1930 it is a good example of Gandhi nonviolence protest or satyagaraha he called it from satya (truth) and garaha (strength). He started his protest at government salt tax. Gandhi proposed 240 miles from Ahmedabad to central coastal town of dandi. The salt taxes charged