Mahatma Gandhi

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There are men in history that have a very successful life and peoples highly respected. Gandhi himself became the Indian National Congress's most influential political leader and was one of the most amazing heroes have been. He was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, near Bombay into a family of politicians. Gandhi got married at the age 13 and has four children. He studied law at University College in London and returned to India in 1891 to practice law. Gandhi stayed and working for human rights in South Africa for twenty one years. The Indians was named him 'Mahatma' meaning Great Soul. His ideas of fight upon the principles of courage, nonviolence and truth called Satyagraha; he gave the people of India the ways to fight for their rights, and ended British rules without violence.

Satyagraha promoted nonviolence and civil disobedience as the best way for achieving political and social goal.

In 1915, Gandhi came back to India and became the most respectful, powerful leader of the Indian nationalist movement within fifteen years. He was using the main idea of Satyagraha and brought the Indian to independence from British. The British arrested Gandhi several times because of his activity in South Africa and India. Living in jail did not stop him from working at all. For him, jail was not a hardship but an important mission. "Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself," he wrote. (

Gandhi stood up for the rights of people who was being discrimination against. He encouraged everyone to stand up for their rights and to fight for themselves. He showed the whole world how easy it is to demonstrate for rights and how successful it can be if there are many people staying...