October 2, Place of Birth: January 30, Place of Death: Delhi, India Cause of Death: Lawyer, politician, activist, writer Spouse:
I ask you to consider it from my point of view, because if you approve of it, you will be enjoined to carry out all I say. It will be a great responsibility. There are people who ask me whether I am the same man that I was inor whether there has been any change in me.
You are right in asking that question. Let me, however, hasten to assure that I am the same Gandhi as I was in I have not changed in any fundamental respect. I attach the same importance to nonviolence that I did then. If at all, my emphasis on it has grown stronger.
There is no real contradiction between the present resolution and my previous writings and utterances. I want you to know and feel that there is nothing but purest Ahimsa in all that I am saying and doing today.
The draft resolution of the Working Committee is based on Ahimsa, the contemplated struggle similarly has its roots in Ahimsa. If, therefore, there is any among you who has lost faith in Ahimsa or is wearied of it, let him not vote for this resolution.
Let me explain my position clearly. God has vouchsafed to me a priceless gift in the weapon of Ahimsa. I and my Ahimsa are on our trail today. If in the present crisis, when the earth is being scorched by the flames of Hims2 and crying for deliverance, I failed to make use of the God given talent, God will not forgive me and I shall be judged unwrongly of the great gift.
I must act now. I may not hesitate and merely look on, when Russia and China are threatened. In a violent struggle, a successful general has been often known to effect a military coup and to set up a dictatorship. But under the Congress scheme of things, essentially nonviolent as it is, there can be no room for dictatorship.
A non-violent soldier of freedom will covet nothing for himself, he fights only for the freedom of his country.
The Congress is unconcerned as to who will rule, when freedom is attained. The power, when it comes, will belong to the people of India, and it will be for them to decide to whom it placed in the entrusted.
May be that the reins will be placed in the hands of the Parsis, for instance-as I would love to see happen-or they may be handed to some others whose names are not heard in the Congress today. It has thought always in terms of the whole nation and has acted accordingly I know how imperfect our Ahimsa is and how far away we are still from the ideal, but in Ahimsa there is no final failure or defeat.
I have faith, therefore, that if, in spite of our shortcomings, the big thing does happen, it will be because God wanted to help us by crowning with success our silent, unremitting Sadhana1 for the last twenty-two years.
I believe that in the history of the world, there has not been a more genuinely democratic struggle for freedom than ours.Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October – 30 January ), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā "Great Soul"). In India he is generally regarded as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ bāpu "father"), Jathi Pitha and Raashtra Pita; he was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest and direct action in .
Nov 12, · Gandhi () was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. The world was stunned to learn that India has now tested nuclear weapons.
For many years, all nations have been concerned about the proliferation of atomic explosives. Even in their distress, no one seems to be interested in the historic or the psychological record of why these weapons were developed, and what special breed of mankind devoted .
Aug 25, · Mahatma Gandhi promoted non-violence, justice and harmony between people of all faiths.
This section also includes a dramatisation of Millie Polak's conversations with him. Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography Sathiya Sodhani is one book which guides you as to what is right and wrong.
Most importantly, the author should have experienced all these. The original was in Gujarati, and was later translated into English and other Indian languages.