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Few people in this world have ever had as much of an effect on our world as Mohandas Gandhi he was born on October 2nd 1869 in Porbandar West India He became one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the 1900s Mohandas Gandhi even received a name of Mahatma which means soul force and Satyagraha which means holding onto truth He started his career as an outstanding lawyer in South Africa Gandhi gave up practicing law and returned to India in order to help ease the suffering of the people of India Gandhis love for people and his religious passion made him a revolutionary in many of his ideas and actions His major goal was to set India free from British rule British ruled most of India and they were racist and prejudice against the Hindus and any other minority Hindus were forced to disgrace themselves in public They were not even allowed to walk on the same cement sidewalk or ride in the same passenger cart on a train if there was no room to spare on the 3rd class cart their only choice was to ride outside on top of the train Gandhis subconscious protests announced that Hindus would not tolerate this even if it risked being beaten or put into prison To Gandhi being put into prison for a good cause was considered honorable He wanted to get rid of the caste system and for all who lived in India including women to be equal His love for the people of India was so great that he wanted nothing more than to serve and help them Always putting others above himself he sought to make himself even lower than the lowest member of the Hindu caste system He even humbled himself to the point of sweeping up excrement left behind by others hoping to teach that disease was spread in filth One of his most admirable qualities was that
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