Gandhi was the primary leader of India´s independence movement. He was an influence to this world. He influenced non-violent civil disobedience. By his followers he was known as ¨the great- souled one¨. He influenced so many people around him, he was a leader, someone people looked up too, someone that they listened too and trusted.
Gandhi became a leader within the Indian National Congress quickly, a growing political party supporting independence. He traveled with the people to learn about the local struggles of different Indian communities.
Gandhi going to jail so many times did not stop him from doing what he wanted to do. He developed Satyagraha into a national movement, stressing passive resistance, nonviolent disobedience, boycotts and some on going hunger strikes. He became so respected that the British ruler and public were influenced by him.