The Great Soul Of Mahatma Gandhi Essay

1480 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
The Great Soul
“An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind.” (Attenborough, 01:43:24) This is only one of many quotes said by the Anti-war Activist, Mahatma Gandhi. On October 2, 1869 in Probander, on the west coast of India, Gandhi was born. The time and place Gandhi was born had a very crucial bearing on his path of life. During the British monarchy, he fought for the matter of Indian liberation against the British Empire and became formally known as “Mahatma” which means “Great Soul”. He devoted much of his life to helping the Indian people. During his early years, he did not show the signs of developing into the great leader that he eventually became. Nevertheless, Gandhi was a shy but serious young man, he spent much of his time studying. Following in his father’s footsteps he became a well-known and respectable individual of the community. He was well known for being an unremarkable student and aspired to be a lawyer. (Sharma, Pg.10)
Gandhi got married at the age of 13 to a woman named Kasturba Makanji. Now like all the weddings of this time and in India it was an arranged marriage. The first years of Gandhi’s marriage he and his wife had four children. Gandhi moved to England to study law and politics and started to work at a law firm soon realizing he could not succeed at this profession. He then went to South Africa and lived there for twenty-one years from 1893 to 1914. He worked on achieving the Indian rights bill. At that time Indians were ridiculed…

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