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    How was Gandhi’s attitude towards violence? Whenever Gandhi valued a concept that he came across, he would adopt it completely and change his life in accordance to it(Parekh,2001,p6). This influenced many of his decisions; most notably his approach towards violence. For Gandhi, violence was a never a significant tool for bringing about change. This is depicted through his commitment to a life of truth, poverty, chastity and nonviolence(Brachamarya Vow). His attitude towards violence inclined him to make certain choices; from not eating meat to campaigning against untouchability. Despite agreeing that violence would be necessary when given a choice between violence and cowardice; he insists that it is less effective than non-violence in bringing about significant change. In accordance with concepts such as Ahimsa and Satyagraha, Gandhi emphasizes the significance of making your opponents violence visible so that the actual injustice is made apparent. Despite Gandhi never…

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    Jeanette Eaton 's book, Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword, was published in 1950 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1951. It shows how non-violence can have positive outcomes, as well as Gandhi 's love for all people, especially those who suffer. Mahatmas Gandhi is known for his movement of non-violence called Satyagraha, which means "true-force." He esteemed the world with his non-violent philosophy. Known as Mahatma to many of his followers, or the "great souled one," Gandhi was an activist in…

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    Civil resistance is the act of opposing a law one considers unjust and peacefully disobeying it while accepting the consequences. In the autobiography, The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi and “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr., both historical individuals have written about their experiences with civil resistance and how it overcome the injustices of their time including racial segregation and imperialism. With the use of civil resistance, Dr. King…

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    of this these key figures resisted the urge to use violence. The question is how did non-violent protests lead to the success of achieving freedom and racial equality? By using different methods of non-violent three leaders Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela successfully ended racism and segregation. Gandhi tried to change the caste system by becoming an “untouchable” and this slowly freed India from Britain. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for ending racial segregation in…

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    The lives of Gandhi, Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi(ASSK), are ones we deem as having been extraordinary. However, there are many potential determinants that illustrate this perception. The interesting aspect for this essay is how they managed to overcome the repressive existing order and bring about change. The three individuals in this study have similar objectives, however took slightly different routes in achieving their goals. The focus is on their methods of resistance and their attitudes…

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    The man that most of us know as Mahatma Gandhi was actually named Mohandas Gandhi. Mahatma actually means great soul in Sanskrit (Mahatma Gandhi Biography 13). A man widely known as Great Soul doesn’t seem like someone who should have been assassinated, yet he was. Gandhi was an activist that preached peace and fought for human rights. He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30th, 1948 (Mahatma Gandhi Biography 26). Nathuram Godse was a Hindu extremist who believed that Gandhi sided too…

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    Walking through a small Indian village Gandhi hears Max Weber and Hannah Arenht debating about politics. Intrigue by the conversation, he decides to join in. Gandhi has been contemplating whether his strategy on non-violence action will appeal to the Indian people, in addition, whether it will have the outcome he desires for India as a future state. India has been under the British Empire and the Indian people feel powerless to take back India. As Mahatma Gandhi is consumed by the suffering…

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    Leader Analysis Paper – Mahatma Gandhi Hani Alsharif Western Kentucky University Abstract Gandhi was a successful and charismatic leader. He contributed towards India’s Independence though movements such as Satyagraha and Dandi march during the twentieth century. His principles were inspirational and logical. He followed ahimsa or non-violence and was always truthful. The following paper reflects his leadership traits and characteristics, followed by a brief discussion about his leadership…

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    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)…

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    Non-violence is a powerful ideology and approach for social change that refutes the use of physical violence. But why choose non-violence over violence? The usage of nonviolence involves peaceful active behavior within the midst of conflict. At its core, nonviolence embodies respect, and even love, for one’s opponents. The practice acknowledges and utilizes the importance of dialogue without the utilization of physical threat or coercion in negotiating and problem solving. Also histories records…

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