Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Fight Against The British Rule

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Currently, more than a billion people are liberally occupying India because of the courageous actions one man took against the British Raj (or British Rule). Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born on October 2, 1869, grew up in the small town of Porbandar and became a world-renowned political and spiritual leader who would be valued by many people under the British rule ("Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand (1869-1948)"). There are a limited amount of people in history who have accomplished what Gandhi did when he took on one of history 's most powerful nations. The British Rule established over India in 1757 and South Africa in 1652 and strictly discriminated their Indian population from trade to government in order to multiply Britain’s economy ("Manas: …show more content…
Gandhi’s decision to persuade and involve thousands of people all over India resulted in a large percentage of them being troubled. Once British soldiers noticed the crime, they immediately led to arrested thousands of people which at the end of the year, totaled to around sixty-thousand people, including Gandhi and India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru (History). Although Gandhi was highly disappointed by the outcome, he was relieved by the fact that the protest was a forward step to India’s Independence when he received important news by Lord Irwin, who was a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom. The letter asked for one representative from the Indian National Congress (INC) to show up at the Round Table Conference to speak on behalf of the Indian community. Gandhi was asked by the INC to attend the meeting which he honorably accepted. Despite not being able to come to a civil conclusion, the British began to see the true capabilities of the …show more content…
Gandhi is widely known for defeating the British empire without any cruelty. Nevertheless, the attempt of calming tensions between the Muslims and Hindus can also be traced back to Gandhi’s works. He put his life at risk many times throughout his life to prove to the world that peaceful protest was the key to victory. “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.” says Gandhi. Specifically, by the strategy of nonviolence, one is able to do much more damage than a weapon. The inspiration to drive off the British came from the immoral actions they took towards the areas they governed. India’s aid to the Allied powers against the Axis powers in World War II was not seen as a necessity by Britain (India: The road to independence). Accordingly, no laws were changed in India or did it received any compensation for the thousands of Indian lives lost in the war. On similar behaviors, the British soldiers attacked peaceful protesters for breaking irrational laws implanted in India. For instance, in April of 1919, The Amritsar Massacre resulted in close to 1,200 protesters injured and 350 dead on the ground of Jallianwala Bagh because of a law which denied gatherings in Amritsar (India: The road to independence). From the other hand, Muslims, who were led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, constantly attacked Hindus, afraid of the fact that India’s freedom would make them the

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