Gandhi's Vision for India Essay

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Gandhi’s Vision for India

Near the start of the twentieth century, India pursuit for national identity concentrates on achieving individualism from British rule. Indian nationalism put the British Empire’s grasp on India at risk. Because of the development of extensive railway system across India to make possible the export of natural resources brought about the conception of national unity by passing the people of the subcontinent in easy contact to each other. Furthermore, the British knew that small party of foreigners could not manage and regulate large country of India. Therefore, the British form elite of intellectual Indian bureaucrats to control the country. The European structure of education made acquainted the middle-class
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Moreover, Gandhi wrote about his theories of Satyagraha in a pamphlet called “Indian Home Rule”. This essay examines the Gandhi’s conceptions of specific aspects from his pamphlet, “Indian Home Rule”: Gandhi’s views of modern civilization and true civilization, why Hindus and Muslims will be able to live in peace, and Gandhi’s strategy of getting the British out of India.
In the pamphlet, Gandhi compares the modern civilization of the European society which has self destructing qualities to real civilization which is the cradle or uprightness. He mentioned a series of flaws about the modern civilization. Anyone can publish a book of no value that can deceive people’s minds from the truth. Because the temptation for money and luxury, men obliged to work at the risk of their lives by accepting unsafe occupations in hazardous conditions of a factory. Furthermore, thousands of life can be taken by one man with a gun. If other inhabitants of different countries are not adapted to the European customs of society, they are considered barbarians; thus, they need to be civilized. Women are behaving as harlots, wandering in the streets or they force to work in factories. Gandhi concluded that this type of civilization is irreligion because they lack morality and religion; thus, they have no true physical strength or courage. On the other hand, Gandhi associates real civilization to the culture of India. He emphasizes that a civilization with good conducts and

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