Gandhi, Fighter Without A Sword Essay

1035 Words Dec 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Jeanette Eaton 's book, Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword, was published in 1950 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1951. It shows how non-violence can have positive outcomes, as well as Gandhi 's love for all people, especially those who suffer. Mahatmas Gandhi is known for his movement of non-violence called Satyagraha, which means "true-force." He esteemed the world with his non-violent philosophy. Known as Mahatma to many of his followers, or the "great souled one," Gandhi was an activist in South Africa, and in years following WW1, he was the leading figure in India 's struggle for Independence from Great Britain. Gandhi was imprisoned several times, and while in prison, Gandhi fasted to protest against other injustice. In 1947, he began working towards peace between Hindus and Muslims. Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword gives inspiration to humanity that violence is not the answer and when working together anything can be accomplished.
An important message throughout the book is that violence is not needed to fight battles. Gandhi says, "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man" (Mahatma Gandhi Quotes). Many other known non-violent protesters, such as Martin Luther King Jr, used Gandhi as their inspiration and guide. When Gandhi would start a protest and violence was used by his followers, he would take full responsibility saying the people were not ready. He…

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