The Road to Perseverance
Overcoming Adversities by Xansa Patri
CAINE VS LORENZO (COMPARE AND CONTRAST)
LIFE AS MIRANDA KNEW IT (CAUSE AND EFFECT)
STINKY, DIDN'T STINK AFTER ALL (PROBLEM/SOLUTION)
UNSTOPPABLE NADJA (SEQUENCING)
GANDHI THE GREAT (DESCRIPTION)
As part of his nonviolent campaign , Gandhi stressed the importance of independence for India. In 1931, after British authorities made some compromises, Gandhi again called off a movement and agreed to represent the Congress Party at the Round Table Conference in London. Meanwhile, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, a leading voice for India’s Muslim minority–grew angry with Gandhi’s methods. Arrested by his newly aggressive government, Gandhi began a series of hunger strikes in protest of the treatment of India’s so-called “untouchables” (the poorer classes). In 1934, Gandhi announced his retirement from politics in and the Congress Party, in order to concentrate on working within his community. Drawn back into the politics by the outbreak of World War II, Gandhi demanded a British ban from India in return for Indian cooperation with the war effort which was denied by the British. After the Labor Party took control in Britain in 1947, Britain granted India its independence but split the country into two parts: India and Pakistan. Gandhi strongly disliked that, but he agreed to it in hopes that after independence Hindus and Muslims could achieve peace.
In January 1948, Gandhi carried out yet another fast, this time to bring about peace in the city of Delhi. On January 30, 12 days after that fast ended, Gandhi was on his way to an evening prayer meeting in Delhi when he was shot to death by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic enraged by Mahatma’s efforts to negotiate with Jinnah and other Muslims. The next day, roughly 1 million people followed the procession as Gandhi’s body was carried in state through the streets of the city and cremated on the banks of the holy Jamuna River. Today he is remembered for his TRIUMPH over the British and gaining India its independence.
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