Presentation on theme: "Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi “Mahatma”“Bapu”(1869 – 1948)Mahatma = Great SoulBapu = Father of the Nation
2 EARLY LIFE Vaishya caste Married age 13 Mediocre student Law studies in England (outcast)Mediocre lawyer in IndiaAccepted job in Africa
3 AFRICAWent for 1 yearStayed for 20Beginnings of resistance (Train)
4 HIS CAUSES End caste system Women’s rights Independence accepted untouchablesWomen’s rightsdisagreed with “purdah”IndependenceOffered no resistanceSaw prison as an opportunityArgued for self sufficiency
5 PRINCIPLES Nonviolence Truth Silence Vegetarianism Celibacy Anti-Materialism
6 NONVIOLENCE“There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but none that I am prepared to kill for.”Influenced others
7 “The truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction” TRUTH and SILENCE“The truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction”One day per week spent in silence
8 “As the blood thins, the mind clears.” VEGETARIANISM“As the blood thins, the mind clears.”Nuts, plantains, lemons, oranges, dates, rice and goats milkAte only milk and fruit for monthsOften fasted for weeksOnly once ate meat“What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.”As the blood thins, the mind clears.
9 CELIBACY“Not till India has become a free nation have we the right to bring forth progeny”Supported only deliberate reproductionLived with wife “like a sister”Advocated all of India to stop having childrenLimit sensual desireWith wife-”From that time all dissension ceased”
10 ANTI - MATERIALISM The spinning wheel 4 hours a day “Most machine products are unnecessary”The spinning wheel4 hours a dayOwned 3 pieces of clothSlept on ground
11 ASSASSINATION “He Ram!” ( “Oh God!” ) 1/30/48 Assassin = Hindu radical Regarding Pakistan’s independenceAccused of weakeningthe government
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