Mahatma Gandhi: Man Of Peace

Mohandas Gandhi, Whom most people know as Mahatma, meaning “Great
Soul,” is one of the most prevalent images in the minds of those who think about great
leaders, in the movement for human rights and non-violence. However, not much is
known about his life as a child and his achievements in the early twentieth century. All
the staging grounds in Gandhi’s stance towards non violence, human rights, and peace
took place in the years leading up to the twentieth century and the first decade after.
Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India on October 2, 1869. His family, which
consisted of two brothers and one sister lived a rather good life. Gandhi’s’ ...

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felt a sense of
responsibility and duty. When Gandhi was seven years old his father got a new job as
prime minister of Rajkot. Gandhi continued his education and his life as if nothing had
ever changed, until he was married at the age of thirteen in 1882.
Kastura Makinji was Gandhi’s first wife. They were both the same age, and just
like Gandhi’s’ mother Kastura could not read or write. She was the daughter of a
merchant and like Gandhi lived a rather comfortable life. The two lived apart more than
they did together, spending more time with parents rather than with each other. Later in
his life Gandhi joked that he was a stupidly jealous husband, he said “I must say I was
passionately fond of her. Even at school I used to think of her, and the thought of night
fall and our subsequent meeting was ever haunting me. I have already said that Kasturba
was illiterate. I was very anxious to teach her, but lustful love left me no time (Gold ...

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and obstacles in Africa. When he arrived in Natal he met with his employer
and a week later was sent, by train, to Pretoria, Transvaal. This is were his strife began.
Gandhi employer had purchased a first class ticket for his travel, but when a European
passenger saw the little brown skinned Indian sitting in first class he called a railroad
employee to throw the “coolie” out of first class. Even though Gandhi had a valid ticket,
Indians were simply not allowed in first class. Gandhi refused to leave first class and
move to the third class compartment. He was thrown off the train and spent the night at
the station freezing because he was too upset to get his ...

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