Ghandi Mohandas

Mohandas K. "Mahatma" Gandhi

1869-1948 Indian Independence Leader

a picture of Gandhi *Say Cheese!!*
a picture of Gandhi *Say Cheese!!*
5 sub-topics:

  • 1.)Ghandi's major accomplishments
  • 2.)why was he so important?
  • 3.)Gandhi's life
  • 4.)Gandhi's view on religion
  • 5.)Gandhi's assassination

Introduction: Gandhi wasn't an emperor, military general, president nor a prime minister. He was wasn't pacifist nor a cult guru. Who exactly was Gandhi? If anything, Mohandas K. Gandhi was a constant experimenter. Spirituality, religionously, self-reliance, health, education, clothing, drinks, medicine, child care, status of women, no field escaped his search for truth. His thoughts became official words of action with the masses of India. He was a man of his word and led an exemplary and a transparent life.;year=2004;volume=2;issue=1;spage=79;epage=88;aulast=Singh
Gandi's Major Accomplishments
  • Developed nonviolent resistance while in S. Africa
  • Dominant figure in the Indian National Congress after 1922
  • Worked to improve the conditions of the Untouchables.
  • His nonviolent tactics were a major force leading to India's independence from Britain in 1947
Best Known As
Gandhi is best known as a proponent of nonviolence, Gandhi challenges our understanding of violence and nonviolence. Violence and nonviolence, for Gandhi, include overt physical acts, but the things he done overpowered the effect of violent incidents. In his life he fought with widsom instead of armed forces
~Timeline of Gandhi's Life~

  • 1869 : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, Gujarat.
  • 1893 : Gandhi left for Johannesburg for practicing law and is thrown out of a first class bogie because he is colored.
  • 1906 : When Gandhi was 37, he spoke at a meeting in the Empire Theater Johannesburg on Sept. 11 and launches a campaign of nonviolent resistance to protest discrimination against Indians. The British Government had just invalidated the Indian Marriage
  • 1913 : Mohandas Gandhi in Transvaal, S. Africa leads 2,500 Indians into the in defiance of a law, they are violently arrested, Gandhi refuses to pay a fine, he is jailed, his supporters demonstrate. On Nov. 25, and Natal police fire into the crowd, killing two, injuring 20.
  • 1914 : Mohandas Gandhi returns to India at age 45 after 21 years of practicing law in S. Africa where he organized a campaign of “passive resistance” to protest his mistreatment by whites for his defense of Asian immigrants. He got alot of attention in India by conducting a fast --the first of 14 that he will stage as political demonstrations and that will inaugurate the idea of the political fasting.
  • 1930 : A civil disobedience campaign against the British in India begins March 12. The All-India Trade Congress has empowered Gandhi to begin the demonstrations called Mahatma for the past decade, Gandhi leads a 165-mile march to the Gujarat coast of the
    Arabian Sea and produces salt by evaporation of sea water in violation of the law as a gesture of defiance against the British monopoly in salt production
  • 1932 : Gandhi began a "fast unto death" to protest the British government's treatment of India's lowest caste "untouchables" whom Gandhi calls Harijans -- "God's children." Gandhi's campaign of civil disobedience has brought rioting and has landed him in prison, but he persists in his demands for social reform, he urges a new boycott of British goods, and after 6 days of fasting obtains a pact that improves the status of the "untouchables"
  • 1947 : India becomes free from 200 years of British Rule. A major victory for Gandhian priciples and nonviolence in general
  • 1948 : Gandhi is assassinated by a Hindu fanatic at a prayer meeting

Views on Religion "Gandhi believed in judging people of other faiths from their stand point rather than his own. He welcomed Hinduism along with other religions, especially the Christian believers, for he didn't want to be debarred from assimilating good anywhere else. He believed a respectful study of other's religion was a sacred duty and it did not reduce reverence for one's own. He looked out for principles which transcended religion as a dogma. He expected religion to take account of practical life, he wanted it to appeal to reason and not be in conflict with morality.";year=2004;volume=2;issue=1;spage=79;epage=88;aulast=Singh

The Assassination of Gandhi, 1948

"J ust an old man in a loincloth in distant India: Yet when he died, humanity wept." "This was the observation of a newspaper correspondent at the death of Mahatma Gandhi. The tragedy occurred in New Delhi as the gaunt old man walked to a prayer-meeting and was engulfed by one of history's great ironies - a life-long pacifist and promoter of non-violence struck down by an assassin's bullet.
Gandhi's violent death came just months after the realization of his long sought-after goal - the independence of India from Great Britain. It was a bittersweet victory for Gandhi because along with India's independence came the partitioning of the sub-continent into two separate states - Muslim-based Pakistan and Hindu-based India - an action he thoroughly opposed. Gandhi did not take part in the celebration of India's independence."

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