Mahatma Gandhi



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Mahatma Gandhi

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born
in Porbander, Gujrat, India
October 02, 1869

died
January 30, 1948

gender
male

website
http://www.mkgandhi.org/

genre
Philosophy, Politics, Pacifism

influences
Michael Davitt, Henry David Thoreau, John Ruskin, Leo Tolstoy


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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

The son of a senior government official, Gandhi was born and raised in a Hindu Bania community in coastal Gujarat, and trained in law in London. Gandhi became famous by fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa, using new techniques of non-violent civil disobedience that he developed. Returning to India in 1915, he set about organizing peasants to protest excessive land-taxes. A lifelong opponent of "communalism" (i.e. bas
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Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
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“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
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