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Transcript of Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi began his work against injustice of Britain when he was a young man in South Africa as a lawyer in 1893. A short time after reaching South Africa he experienced racial prejudice when he was ejected from a first-class railway compartment to a third- class compartment because he was colored even though he had a first-class ticket. Due to this he stayed in South Africa for 21 years securing civil rights for Indians. Then in 1914, Gandhi developed non-violent techniques through his struggles which he called "Satyagraha." Due to his success in South Africa he was motivated to gain Indian independence.
One of the biggest reasons why Mahatma Gandhi was a risk-taker was because he led the salt march in 1930 because the salt taxes were too high. This was suppose to be a boycott to British goods like salt. Mahatma Gandhi led a lot of people in the march to convert salt water to salt. Then the British government arrested 60,000 Indians including Mahatma Gandhi since this was illegal. Mahatma said "they may torture my body, break my bones or even kill me; they will have my dead body not my obedience." This was one of the reasons why Mahatma Gandhi was a risk-taker.
Mahatma Gandhi was an effective speaker because he shared and wrote many meaningful quotes which always had moral values and reflected on his life and struggles. Another reason why he is an effective speaker would be because he always gave well-mannered speeches about non-violence and truth no matter if they were to a small organization or half of India's population. He was also a very persuasive speaker when he was practicing law.
Born: October 2nd 1869
Places he lived in were: Gujarat, London, Delhi and South Africa
Personal Background: He helped Indians gain independence from Britain, led a salt march, was a lawyer in India & South Africa, created Satyagraha, used the path of non-violence and truth
Obstacles: Some obstacles that Mahatma Gandhi faced were that he was a lot of times a target of assassination, wasn't accepted as a lawyer in India until he came back from South Africa, was thrown in jail a lot of times and faced a lot of consequences.
QISDL quality traits: Self-motivated, Resourceful, Risk-taker, Effective speaker and Responsible for all decisions.
Responsible for all decisions
Mahatma Gandhi was a young man who set out to accomplish a goal that seemed almost unattainable. He took on the British empire's policies of injustice, discrimination, and colonial domination without throwing a single punch, firing a single bullet, or using a violence as a weapon. The fact he defeated the British empire by winning Indian independence stands as testimony that Gandhi should be given the status of being remembered as an "international hero."
Mahatma Gandhi past away January 30th, 1948 after being shot in the chest three times by Nathuram Godse.
Perhaps the real tragedy of Mahatma Gandhi's life was that he accomplished what few in history could but, died without knowing the real impact and accepting he was an international hero.
Who: Mahatma Gandhi
What: A man who led India to independence from the British
Where: He fought for freedom in both India and South Africa
When: He fought for independence through his whole lifetime after practicing law.
Why: He was the first man to use the technique of non-violence in a uncooperative manner
Responsible for all decisions
Mahatma Gandhi would be considered as responsible for all decisions because he wanted to gain independence for India not for the power, fame or riches but for social justice. Mahatma Gandhi decided to and was responsible for following the path of truth and non-violence on the road to independence. To this day because Mahatma Gandhi's decisions, India has independence.
Mahatma Gandhi was resourceful because he made his own clothes out of cotton as a boycott towards British goods. The clothes he made where called "khadis" which he created by using a traditional Indian sewing machine. This was basically a long piece of white cloth made from cotton. His khadis were always white because white symbolizes purity and peace.