Gandhi by bella ferrante

Gandhi revered the world over for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was known to his many followers as Mahatma, or “the great-souled one.”

Salt March

THE SALT ACTS: The Salt March took place from March to April 1930 in India. The Salt March Act was an act of civil disobedience led by Mohandas Gandhi. The Salt Acts, Mohandas Gandhi reasoned, would be a simple way for many Indians to break a British law nonviolently. The Salt Acts prohibited Indians from collecting or selling salt, a staple in the Indian diet. Citizens were forced to buy the vital mineral from the British, who, in addition to exercising a monopoly over the manufacture and sale of salt, also exerted a heavy salt tax. On March 12, 1930, Gandhi set out from his ashram, or religious retreat, at Sabermanti near Ahmedabad with several dozen followers on a trek of some 240 miles to the coastal town of Dandi on the Arabian Sea. Because of Gandhi's beliefs it caused Gandhi to go to jail, he severed a year in prison.

Gandhi Fasting

GANDHI FASTING: Gandhi fasted because he wanted peace and non violent fighting and everyone around the world were fighting and if someone was not fighting there was some kind of violence happening so Gandhi decided he was going to fast until violence stopped. Gandhi got to the point of almost dying, people would try and give him food but he would just refuse it until the violence stopped.



Created with images by Timothy Tolle - "Gandhi" • Nagarjun - "Dandi salt march" • - "Breaking his fast, January 18, 1948."

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