Ghandi's Influence On India


Swami Vivekananda was obviously opposed to India becoming a westernized nation. In his speech he draws a distinct line between India and the western world. He states “on one side is modern western science dazzling the eyes with the brilliance of myriad suns, and driving in the chariot of hard and fast facts collected by the application of tangible powers direct in there incision; on the other are the hopeful and strengthening traditions of her ancient forefathers, in the day when she was at the zenith of her glory” he goes on to say “on one side rank materialism, plentitude of fortune, accumulation of gigantic power, and intense sense pursuits, have through her foreign literature caused a ...

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his home countries colonization and took the opportunity to go to England and study law, were he met many Indian anarchists. He thought methods were to brute and would not be sufficient, he came up with his idea of “hind swaraj” or Indian home rule, swaraj alone means self rule or independence. This was an idea that Ghandi felt extremely strong of, with that in mind
Ghandi wrote a pamphlet describing his ideas for India and how with the use of “swaraj” the goals could be achieved. Ghandi like Vivekenanda also opposed western culture, but he was a bit extreme. Ghandi wanted the people of India to become fundamental and do away with all luxuries and material wealth because he believed that fighting those wants was the only way to true happiness and to become content with ones life. Through his methods passive resistance Ghandi and his followers after many years of protest got the British to retreat and return India to its native people.
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