Gandhi Essays

Mahatma Gandhi Biography Speech

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”. This is a quote said by Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian revolutionary and religious leader who used his religious power for political and social reform and was the main force behind the second-largest nation in the world’s struggle for independence. Gandhi was born on October 2nd 1869 in Probandar, India. Him and his family lived in a self-sufficient residential community and only ate simple vegetarian food and undertook long fasts. He…

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Global Issues in the Movie _gandhi_

The 1982 film about Mahatma Gandhi, simply titled “Gandhi,” became one of the few efforts that successfully explored significant worldwide issues. The movie provides the viewers with the principles, practices, and apparent harms of imperialism that happened to India under the British Empire. More than these contributions however, the movie “Gandhi” was best acclaimed not only for its visual or artistic effectiveness but also for its success in presenting another concept—that is, globalization as an alternate form of imperialism. In…

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Relationship Between Satyagraha and Swaraj for Gandhi

The word ‘Satya’ means ‘Truth’ and ‘Graha’ means ‘Force’, Satyagraha therefore means ‘Truth force’ or the force obtained by the practice of truth. The term Satyagraha is largely associated with non-violence. Gandhi advocated Satyagraha as a means to attain ‘Swaraj’ or ‘self-governance’. Satyagraha is a political philosophy propagated and practiced by Gandhi and his followers. The practitioners of this philosophy are called ‘satyagrahis’. The satyagrahis are guided by the principles advocated by Gandhi based on Yoga Sutra; non-violence, truth, non-stealing,…

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Majority Minority Question in the Writings of Gandhi and Jinnah

Two major political leaders stand out in early twentieth century history of India. These two men are Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah. In the lead up to the demand of Indian political leaders for independence from British colonial rule, a major political party was formed, and named ‘The Indian Congress Party’. All areas of British colonial India was represented in the Congress party. British colonial India was made up of people of many religions; the two major ones being…

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Cultural Conversations

Nonviolence has been used as an instrument of peace throughout history and it has proven to be an effective tool in instigating change in the society. Spearheaded by Mohandas Gandhi’s moving principle of nonviolent action towards the unjustly rule of the British forces in India, change is indeed possible if done out of the context of truth in love. The precept in nonviolence operates under what Gandhi termed as satyagraha or soul force which sought to compel change by way…

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