And to obey a law was necessarily to support the government. After that he felt free to disregard the social conventions and to write the script of his life as he thought proper. Such dominant groups as the whites in South Africa, the colonial governments in India and elsewhere, and the rich and the powerful in every society, naively imagined that their exploitation and degradation of their respective victims did not in any way damage them as well.
His struggle certainly became an inspiration for leaders. As we saw earlier, for Gandhi men were necessarily interdependent, rose and fell together, and were born subject to non-repayable debts. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, in a file photo, location unknown.
To force him to act against his sincerely held beliefs was to violate his truth, to ask him to be untrue to 'himself, to plant a lie at the very heart of his being.
He is love. One such example is the Salt March inwhich boycotted the tax put on salt by the British. He leads thousands on a 'March to the Sea' where the protesters boil up salt water to make illegal salt — a symbolic act of defiance against British rule.
When Madeleine Slade wished to become a Hindu, Gandhi advised her against it. Although some historians argue that independence was inevitable with Britain's economic collapse after World War II, most agree that it would not have happened without the foundation of dissent he built among several hundred million Indians throughout the s and 30s.
To a civilization shaped by unappeasable human will and ambition Gandhi counterposed a civilization organized around self-limitation and ethical conduct. Urges Britain to quit India It is hard to imagine the thin, robed Gandhi working in the rough and tumble world of law, but Gandhi did get his start in politics as a lawyer in South Africa, where he supported the local Indian community's struggle for civil rights.
Jinnah then called upon his Muslim League to celebrate that end of "Congress Raj tyranny" as a prayerful "Day of Deliverance".