How Did Gandhi Influence Society

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On October 2 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India. As his mother was devoted to religion, his lifestyle was heavily impacted on by teachings of mutual tolerance non-injury toward living things and the practise of vegetarianism, coming from the beliefs of Jainism. His father being Chief Minister of Porbandar, meant that Gandhi was fortunate enough to be born into a high caste of Indian society. Gandhi received a thorough education however proved to perform no better than his peers. Following Indian customs, he was betrothed to Kasturba Makhanji through a marriage arranged by their parents, on the May of 1883. Gandhi continued his education at Samaldas College at the University of Mumbai and soon after had the first of …show more content…
The Indian government had no influence in parliament and their say in decision making and policies were very minimal. As a result of their dissatisfaction in the governing of India, the Indian National Congress was formed from an educated middle-class group, in 1885. In 1909, the Morley-Minto reforms were introduced whereby it allowed each province to have its own governor and permitted citizens to attend councils. Following this, 1919 saw to the heightening of nationalism. This was ensued from the lasting discontent with the Morley-Minto reforms, mainly from the well educated of society. Despite the introduction of the reforms British sovereignty over India did not dispel and no increase in national power occurred. Throughout the early half of the century India witnessed its people continuously persecuted and exploited by British masters. The caste system in place, saw the mistreatment against the lower class, the unschooled and the poor by the upper class, the literate and the wealthy. India before Gandhi’s campaigning, was one where the general populace were oppressed by foreigners and only the very affluent were granted

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