Gandhi - Characteristics,identity,actions.

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During 1917 to 1947, Mahatma Gandhi fought to gain India’s independence from British rule. He aimed for India to be a unified and independent nation. Many factors were used that helped form Gandhi’s unique sense of identity. The actions of Gandhi and his leadership during the Non Cooperation campaign and the Salt March could be a few examples on how he expressed his own identity. He showed the characteristics of strong nationalist ideas and non-violence. Gandhi had many characteristics in his identity. He was devoted to using different methods to unite India and gain Indian independence. Part of his characteristics was his principle of Satyagraha. He was committed to the rules of Satyagraha about non-violence. All of his actions came from ideas of Satyagraha. He was strictly a non-violent man who would fight for his and the country’s rights. He was also a man full of changes in his life. Having studied in London for a few years, he was at first a man who dressed in English clothes and lived his life following British cultures. However, as time went on and he started fighting for India’s independence, he started adapting to new ideas he learnt from books he read. An English writer wrote, “A good life is a simple life. Hard work is good for our souls. People only want things because other people have them.” Gandhi read those quotes and liked the idea of it. He began to follow that idea and changed the way he lived (living a simpler farm life and having everyone to do work including people who were not Untouchables, the lowest caste in the caste system in Hindu culture). He followed quite a number of ideas he had read from just books and applied them to his daily life. As he began to get more ideas, his personal life eventually changed into a completely different life as opposed to the British life he had soon after studying in London. To have changed his life so
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