“The future generations will scarcely believe that such a man in flesh and blood, had tread this earth.” Said Albert Einstein Mahatma Gandhi’s real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born in 1869 at Porbandar in the state of Gujarat in INDIA. His father’s name was Karamchand Gandhi and his mother’s name was Putlibai. He was the youngest in the family of one sister and three brothers. His father belonged to the family of grocers but himself was a minister in the court of a local ruler. He was not very learned but his rich experience of practical affairs stood him in good stead in the solution of the most intricate questions. Both the parents were deeply religious and frequently visited temples and took their meals only after daily prayers. In school, Gandhi was a mediocre student. He did not talk to anybody and was very shy. He was afraid that other children would poke fun at him. During his first year in high school, there occurred an incident which goes a long way in showing us the honesty and truthfulness that Gandhi upheld even as a child. Once an educational inspector had come on an inspection visit. He set the students five words to write. One of the words was “kettle” and Gandhi mis-spelt it. His teacher prompted him to copy it from his neighbor’s slate but he did not and it resulted out that he was the only one who got a spelling wrong. But this incident did not diminish his respect for his teacher because as he himself said that he was “blind to the faults of elders.” M. K. Gandhi was married in 1882 at the age of thirteen. He passed his matriculation exam in 1887. He then joined a college but soon returned to Porbandar because the studies were too tough for him. There, one of the family friends advised him to pursue barrister ship in England. After a lot of opposition from his mother and some other people, he was allowed to go only after he vowed not to touch woman, wine and meat. In London, Gandhi joined The University of London to study law. He passed the London Matriculation at the second attempt. He was unknown of any English Laws. He bought many books and tried to understand them but it was beyond him. At last he sailed back for India on the 12th of June 1891, a day after he was enrolled into the English High Court. While in India, he went to Bombay to study Indian Laws. But even this was difficult for him. Eventually he got a case, but in the court he became so nervous that he left during the case and never went to another one until going to South Africa. Gandhi sailed for South Africa in April 1893 and reached Natal at the close of May. It was in South Africa that Gandhi had a lot of experience in laws, handling cases and many other fields. He observed the pitiful conditions of the Indians and other colored people and also experienced it when on his way to Pretoria from Natal, he was thrown out of a train because he was the only colored person in the first class compartment. The case for which Gandhi had come to South Africa was between two businessmen, Abdullah Seth and Tyeb Seth, concerning a huge amount of money. Gandhi had to defend Abdullah Seth. He worked very hard and convinced Tyeb Seth for arbitration. Abdullah Seth won the arbitration and Gandhi’s joy knew no bounds. He understood that the true function of a lawyer was “to unite parties riven asunder.” During this time Gandhi became deeply interested in religion. His Christian friends tried to convince him to convert to Christianity but he kept his faith. He helped the indentured Indian laborers and fought for their rights. After three years in South Africa, Gandhi returned to India in 1896. Gandhi had a lot of shortcomings in his personal life. He was a jealous husband. He was very suspicious and kept an eye on all the movements of his wife, Kasturbai. This resulted in bitter quarrels becoming the order of the day. But in his autobiography, Gandhi says that he did all this because he “wanted to make his wife an ideal wife and make her live
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…
March 13th, 2015
In a certain moment of the film “Gandhi”, directed by Richard Attenborough, one of the
characters says that “ the world is not made of Gandhi’s”. Unfortunately, we have to
agree with him. The story of the man who was the leader of India’s independence is by
itself beautiful, even showing the cruel reality of the pacifist life.
In his midtwenties, recently graduated from law school but with a idealistic conviction,
Gandhi crosses South…
Gandhi was an Indian religious leader, born on October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar, India. He died in Delhi, India on January 30th, 1948. He was most known for his famous struggle for India’s independence from Britain. The main focuses of his philosophy were non-violence and racial equality for Indians. Gandhi was born into a wealthy family of merchants, who owned a couple of small cities. Although Gandhi was interested in majoring in medicine, his father disagreed and made him study law instead. Gandhi…
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. A man who faces various forms of troubles before attaining that something of value necessary to chase away the bad: the description of a modern day hero. When someone is characterized as a hero, they are described as, very selfless and valiant, and of distinguished gallantry. They are often a person who challenges people to follow in their footsteps, and are also models to our society…
Non-violence methods, however, such as those used by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. have proven very successful. Gandhi effectively employed a method of nonviolence civil disobedience in order for India to gain independence from Britain. His methods significantly influenced King as he also used nonviolence methods in order to gain more rights and respect for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. Both King and Gandhi’s nonviolence methods considerably improved the lives of their respective…
Mahatma Karamchand Gandhi was born October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar, India. He was one of the most respected, spiritual and political leaders of the 1900’s.
Mahatma means “Great Soul”
He helped free the Indian people from British rule through non-violent resistance, and is honoured by Indians as the father of the Indian Nation.
At the age of 13, Gandhi married Kasturba. There parents arranged the marriage. They had 4 children. Gandhi then studied law in London and returned to India…
1. Two quotes said by Gandhi in the film.
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind” what
Gandhi was trying to say was that the whole world was going to be
unforgiving and evil amongst each, and at the end, making the whole
world blind, in short, Gandhi was trying to let us know that revenge will
only end up in hurting everyone.
2. Explain three concepts of hinduism.
Ahimsa is the principle of doing no harm. Because everything is a
manifestation of Brahman, to attack any living thing is to attack Brahman…
way to publicize an issue, demonstrate passionate beliefs, and make a government more accountable of their action is a more beneficial tool to affect laws. This approach includes strikes, rallies, campaigns, boycotts, and peaceful revolutions. Nonviolence has more strengths than commonly recognized and is an effective way to achieve social change and deter aggressors. Certainly, if one can easily enact change by going through the justice system they should. However, considering the situation and…
Gandhi – the Movie
Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film Gandhi presents a realistic and mostly chronological account of the Indian political activist’s life. The film “Gandhi” begins at the end, however, and shows Gandhi being shot by an assassin at a public event. This is followed by a scene with thousands of mourners, making it clear that when Gandhi died it was a national tragedy. Let me state, at the outset, that I probably possess the minimum credentials for writing about Gandhi. Yes, I have…
Sparked by a 1950 lecture about the philosophy of the great Indian activist Mahatma (Mohandas) Gandhi, King began seriously studying Gandhi while a student at Crozer Theological Seminary. He was particularly intrigued by the concept of satyagraha. Satya means “truth,” which also equals love; agraha means “force.” Therefore, a direct translation means truth-force or love-force.
King found that Gandhi’s teachings collaborated with his own Christian beliefs (specifically the biblical philosophy to…