Gandhi and the Journey of Independence

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In History, we have always learned about heroes, leaders, and people who made accomplishments that in a way have changed the world. We live for what others have done. Any courageous step taken by an individual in order to achieve a goal, a belief, and seek for a right, comes only from a person with leadership, huge spirit, and greatness. We have always looked back at leaders in our history that have made life easier for us. For that, I would like to write about an extraordinary personality that has achieved a big, difficult step for the good of Indians. Mohandas Gandhi is considered for many people the man of the century. This poor man has done what powerful political rulers couldn’t do. The Mahatma had fought and joined many
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Their belief in Gandhi made them stronger and stubborn; this led to the victory. The government gave up and stopped acting on the unfair laws. Gandhi finished his job in South Africa, but he was worried about the Indians living within the British rule.
Back to India After his big success in South Africa, Gandhi returned to India. Some Indians had heard of his achievements in South Africa, but he was still not known much there. He found Indians familiar to what Indians were in South Africa before his movement. They were divided and not treated fairly. The poorest were treated so badly. “They were called "untouchables," and they were scorned by all other Indians.” (Schaaf, 2000) He refused this treatment and division, and thought that he should make something about it. He traveled all over India, in order to get a closer view of the problem, as he worked to change this unfair life of the poor ones. He asked for the temples to open for all Indians, as he ordered Indians to welcome the poorest and live with them. Gandhi along with his followers lived with the poorest, as they worked and planned to improve their lives, though they suffered much under the rule of the British. Gandhi was pushed into politics and led this Indian national movement against the British rule. He brought all Indians of all religions and social classes together.


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