Mahatma Gandhi : An Influential Philosopher Essay

1098 Words Apr 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
Mohandas Gandhi’s was one of the greatest nonviolent philosophers where he had led the nonviolent protest and taught his teachings to his followers to help India gain their independence from Britain. Mohandas Gandhi was an influential philosopher in world history because he influenced people to protest in a nonviolent way in the country of India and changed how people protested by the nonviolent protests he led during the time period of 1916-1930’s. Mohandas Gandhi had once said,“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning”. It’s like how he believed that he could help India gain their independence with his nonviolent protest and in the end he did help India("Mahatma Gandhi Quotes”).

Mohandas Gandhi was born, on February 10, 1869, into a privileged caste and had gotten a good education but was a mediocre student. When he was 13, he married a girl who was also 13 years old named Kasturbai Makhanji. Then while in college he had found people with kindred spirits he flourished, and pursued the study of religions, such as Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, and many others. When he returned to India in 1916, Gandhi developed his practice of nonviolent civil disobedience. In 1921 his encouragement of…

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