Critical Analysis on Why Mahatma Gandhi Was a Succesful Leader

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CRITICAL ANALYSIS ESSAY ON WHY MAHATMA GANDHI WAS A SUCCESFUL LEADER Author: Mohamed Azmee Rasheed When I think about a significant leader, the name Mahatma Gandhi comes to mind. He was an impeccable role model whose passive methods and cleverness got him so many followers. His bravery, intellect and innumerable virtues contradict with how bleak the world has come. He was a very complex man, who believed and persevered in simplicity. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born on 2nd October 1869; he was the famous leader of Indian nationalism during the British rule let India to independence by simply using nonviolent civil disobedience, which also encouraged worldwide freedom movements. He was given the honor “Mahatma”, a term which means “respected”, and was also called “Bapu” which is another name for “father”. He was born and raised a Hindu and trained in law in London. Gandhi first initiated his struggle for civil rights while residing in an Indian community of South Africa. He returned to India in 1915, and immediately began a protest the undue taxes and discrimination. His protests mostly consisted of the poor; peasants, farmers and urban laborers. Gandhi first declared his 11 vows When Gandhi established his first Ashram in India in 1915, he declared his eleven vows, and only those who were ready to take these vows were allowed into the Ashram. The 11 vows were truth, nonviolence, celibacy, no stealing, no possession, bread labor, control of palate, fearlessness, religious equality, use of local products and the removal of untouchability. During the time Gandhi was the leader of the Indian National Congress (1921), he headed movements for women’s right, co-existing with those of different religion and ethnicity, lessen poverty, diminish caste discrimination and last but not least, taught the concept of freedom from foreign dominance. Some of the famous campaigns Gandhi
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