Mahatma Ghandi

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Mahatma Ghandi

Birth: October 2, 1869

Death: January 30, 1948 (Assassinated)

John 16:33

I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
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Disobedience Through Nonviolence

Mahatma Gandhi strived to seek independence and freedom from British rule as an advocate for nonviolence and peace. Seeing the injustices in India, Gandhi challenged the British rule and protested with oppressed villagers and farmers in a peaceful manner. After returning to India from London in 1916, Gandhi encouraged those who were oppressed to be disobedient in a non-violent way. One of the most famous protests was the 250 mile Dandi Salt March which occurred due to the tax on salt that the British authorities enforced in 1930.