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Mohandas Gandhi

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SS7H3: The student will analyze continuity and change in Southern and Eatern Asia leading to the 21st century. Mohandas Gandhi developed a way to fight for civil rights and freedom which he called Satyagraha. Gandhi led India to it's independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom all over the world. In India Gandhi is called Bapu or "father". He has officially been honored as the father of the nation. October 2 is a Gandhi Jayanti a national holiday and worldwide holiday as a day of non-violence. In 1921, he assumed leadership of India's National Congress. He led nationwide campaigns for religious and ehtnic amity, expanding women's rights, easing poverty but mainly achieving Swaraji the independence of India from foreign domination. (Gandhi, M. K. (1976) [10 September 1935]. " Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. 67 (1st April- 1st October 1938). Gandhi was imprisoned for many years in South Africa and India. Gandhi faced discrimination in South Africa from all colors. In Pietermartizburg Gandhi was thrown off a train because he refused to move from first calss. Traveling further by couch he was beaten by a driver for refusing to move so that a European could sit.(Saikia, Bijoy Sankar (2 October 2006)
These events were a turning point for Gandhi that awakened him to social injustice. After seeing racisim, prejudice and injustice towards Indians in South Africa, Gandhi started to question his place in society and his people. (Metcalf, Barbara Daly; Metcalf, Thomas R. September 28,2006.) On January 30,1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram a Hindu who believed Mohandas was sympathetic to Muslims.
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