Non-Violence: The Role Of Gandhi's Leadership In India

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When people think of a role model they think of their Dad or Mom, but India thinks of Mohandas Gandhi. He was strong and determined to give his country the independence they deserved. Also, he’s the kind of man who would risk anything, to give India the freedom they deserved. Gandhi got is country freedom by using non-violence. “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.” (Mohandas Gandhi) Mohandas Gandhi, who was the leader of Indian nationalism and who is known for one of the greatest national leaders in the twentieth century. Throughout Gandhi’s leadership in India his methods and philosophy of nonviolent confrontation not only …show more content…
After living for two decades in South Africa, where he fought for civil rights of Indians residing. Gandhi returned to his native country in 1915 and started working on is countries independence. Gandhi declared confrontation to the British salt policies to be the unifying theme fir his new campaign of “satyagraha.” Unfortunately, it got worse, Indians were forced to pay irrational British taxes, and also give away their property. In a situation like this in today’s society the first thing we would use is violence, and fight back. Remarkably, through a revolutionary concept of nonviolence, Gandhi led the Indians and obtained freedom from the British. A big reason how Gandhi got freedom for India was The Salt March, which took place form March 12, 1930. The Salt March was largely a symbolic act, but it helped inspire the people to resist British rule. Gandhi and his men set out on there religious retreat, Gandhi and several of his men went on a trail that took over 240 miles to the costal town of Dandi. Furthermore, Gandhi and his supporters were to disobey the British policy by making salt from seawater. Along the way Gandhi addressed large crowds, and with each passing day an increasing number of people joined the salt satyagraha, or the “truth force.” Gandhi increasingly demanded “swaraj”, or self rule. Swaraj basically meant Indian independence form British rule. Finally after decades of fighting for their independence on August 15, 1947, Gandhis hard work paid off and India finally got their independence. However, all good things have to come to an end at some

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