Indian Independence Movement and Gandhi Essay

995 Words Nov 1st, 2002 4 Pages
 Gandhi was an influential figure in our society. He taught many people about equal rights, honouring thy neighbour, and peace and tranquillity. Although at times his actions were deemed improbable and insane nevertheless, they were effective. Life of Mohatama Gandhi;his goals he accomplish for freedom for South Africa; and how Mohatama finally obtained freedom for India. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born in the present state of Gujarat on October 2,
1869. He was educated in law at University College, London. In 1891, after Gandhi was admitted to the
British bar, he returned to India and attempted to create a law practice in Bombay, which failed. Two years after his failure, and India firm with
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A demonstration of the Rowlatt
Act occurred when passive resistance was subjected to British forces who then massacred Indians at
Amritsar. In 1920 when the British government didn''t make amends, Gandhi created an organized group of noncooperation. Indians in public office resigned, government agencies were boycotted, and Indian children were withdrawn from government schools. Indian streets were covered with Indians who would not get up even if beaten by police. Gandhi was then arrested but the British were forced to release him soon after. The economic aspects of the movement were significant. It resulted in extreme poverty in the country and almost utter destruction of Indian home industries. In order to quell the poverty Gandhi, allowed the revival of cottage industries. Gandhi then began using a spinning wheel as a sign of returning to the simple village life he had preached about. Gandhi became the international symbol of a free India. By the method of passive resistance, Britain too would consider violence useless and leave
India. In 1921 the Indian National Congress gave Gandhi complete executive authority. Then, many revolts occurred against Great Britain. Gandhi then confessed the failure of his civil-disobedience method and ended it. The British government once again arrested and imprisoned him in 1922. When
Gandhi was released in 1924 he concentrated on communal unity. In 1930, Gandhi announced a new method of civil disobedience,

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