Mohandas K. Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in a town called Porbandar in India. He was born by his two wealthy parents. He got his first education in a private school in India. The name of the school is Unknown. Gandhi left India and went to study in the Alfred High School in London. He then went to University College in London where he got his degree as a Lawyer. He then moved to South Africa in his twenties as an Attorney. He was married at the age of 13 and Later he had four children:
Gandhi had four main aims: To make everyone believe in Non-Violence, to make India Independent, to show the Indian’s that they can make their own salt by using their ocean and to remove untoachbility. Non-Violence was Gandhi’s main aim. He wanted to show that people can settle things without having to use violence. Gandhi’s second aim was to make India independent, by making the British leave India. but he would non-violence to make Indian independent . The salt making process by the Indian and not paying salt tax to the British played a fundamental part in the leading India into Independence.
Gandhi led a march to show that Indian could make salt by themselves and not being taxed by the British. His last aim was to remove Untouchability. The Untouchables were the people who were the poorest and came from low cast system and who could not be touched. Gandhi believed that the universal human being value had to be non-violent. It is a very powerful means to avoid conflict. This is because he believed that everyone in their own moral, social and economical way can solve their problems by using non-violence. This is why Gandhi spoke about the fact that they should all avoid confrontation and resolve difference use non-violence.
The way that he talked about non-violence influenced the Indians in his speeches which made them follow in Gandhi’s footsteps. Gandhi’s followers used non-violence everywhere they went; even when they were being beat up by the police they did not use violence. When Indian protesters did fight back Gandhi would sometimes go on hunger strikes and not eat for weeks at a time. This was his way to stop the violence. One of the main aims that Gandhi had was to make India Independent. To do this he would have to make the British government give India back to the Indians. Gandhi had a strategy to make the British look unfair.
British had imposed tax on Salt. This made it hard for all people especially the poor one to pay the tax. Gandhi’s Strategy was to lead a march to the sea shore which was about 200 miles away and show that the Indians people that they could make their own salt. This way they do not have to pay the taxes to the British. Gandhi arrived at the sea in April along with 2500 supporters that had joined his march along the way. This was an illegal act that he did, but when he picked up salt and showed that Indian can make their own salt, it gave the courage to thousands more Indians to not cooperate with the British.
He also represented India in a round table conference in London. This however was unsuccessful because the British refused to leave India at the time. Untouchables were the lowest caste in India’s society. Nobody would talk to them or even go near them. Gandhi wanted to rid of the caste system and make India a united country without discrimination. Gandhi believed that they were normal people too and should be helped and treated equally. Gandhi used peaceful forms of protest and showed Indian people that all people are created equally and therefore should not be discriminated.
Gandhi was successful in most of his aims. This is because he managed to fulfill each and every one of his aims that he himself has made. Gandhi was an Indian who took on the challenges that no one else wanted to do in India. He wanted and had a revolution which was non-violence and a peaceful. He wanted to make India Independent by showing that India belongs to Indian and the British were unfair. Gandhi was a man who would never give up. In my opinion I think that we should follow his footsteps on how to become great