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Mahatma Gandhi

Project for Link class.

Olivia Williams

on 16 January 2013

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Transcript of Mahatma Gandhi

His People India Born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India Reflection Time Do I admire him? Olivia Williams Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Life and Contributions Married Kasturba Gandhi when
he was 13 years old. Together, they had four sons
before Gandhi took his vows. Went to England on September 4, 1888, when he was eighteen years old Great Character INFP "INFPs have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything. Even for the most unlovable the INFP is wont to have pity." "Their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until circumstances evoke an impassioned response." "The goal at the end of the path is always the same - the INFP is driven to help people and make the world a better place." "INFPs have complex inner emotions and are intensely committed to aligning their values with the lives they lead." "INFPs are idealistic, humane, creative, imaginative, random, quirky, and individualistic." Accommodating/Teddy Bear Forgiving "I am sure that, when the truth becomes known, they will be sorry for their conduct." Benevolent Autocrat Leadership Style South Africa, 1893 Was this Effective? ...Sort of. Experienced mistreatment firsthand Led by example Made important decisions on his people's behalf Farewell party Came to a settlement out of court--something he was later known for Humility Disliked being called "Mahatma" Characteristics Self-control Fasted frequently Bramacharya (Abstinence) No alcohol or drugs Vegetarian Egalitarian Campaigned against "untouchability" Women's rights Religious India's independence? Yes, but it was partisan. Women's rights? Not really. Untouchability? Yes. They received representation, and were allowed into temples. Non-violence? Yes: Black Act and Delhi Pact.
No: Muslim/Hindu conflict, Rowlatt Act fighting. As a person. Do I want to follow in his footsteps? A bit, but... I'd rather be myself. Similarities Idealism Belief in pacifism Belief in equality All religions are equal Differences Views on women "Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage?" Caste System Chastity Differences in View
Attitude towards family Do I compare myself to him? I prefer fictional characters... Wardrobe OR Compromising/Fox Religious tolerance Shared their experiences
with discrimination Refused to take money Would I use it? Definitely. Power in decision-making Trusting people to help when you need it + Toured extensively Believed in them "Untouchables" Rowlatt Act Allowed the British to arrest "rebels" without trial

Violence got out of hand

Gandhi was arrested Salt March, 1929 "If I am to die by the bullet of a mad man, I must do so smiling, God must be in my heart and on my lips. And if anything happens, you are not to shed a single tear." — Mohandas K. Gandhi, 28 January 1948, two days prior to his assassination 2,500 protesters, lead by Sarojini Naidu Delhi Pact Negotiated Religion *These views are all fair for his time Natal Indian Congress Satyagraha
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