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Mohandas K Gandhi Satyagraha means force or firmness of truth wwwengagedpagecom Mohandas K Gandhi worked and lived by this word By peaceful non-violent demonstrations he little by little took hold of the people of Indias love and honor and freed them from British rule Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2 1869 in Poorbandar Gujarat a region of Queen Victoria in West India He was the son of Karamchand Gandhi the chief minister of Poorbandar and his fourth wife Putlibai a deeply religious Hindu From her he formed a deep belief in non-violence As he grew Mohandas became a small shy and skinny boy afraid of others opinions He never spoke out but although he was never a clever child others were surprised by his gentleness At the age of thirteen he was married to Kastaurbai a pretty yet strongwilled girl of the same caste He would now live with his wife instead of his mother and father whom he had cared for so long Britannicas Junior Encyclopedia 1980 p257 Before this Mohandas had told lies had smoked and had eaten meat which was strictly forbidden of Hindus Now suddenly he felt guilty and that he had hurt himself and in some ways those who he cared for So in desperation he told his father and they cried together One year later Mohandes father Karamchand Gandhi died Mohandas was sixteen when his father passed away At eighteen he traveled to England to study law and secretly to see for himself what made the English so powerful He enrolled in a college of law but quit after one term He felt that he didnt fit in so he studied the Standard Elocutionist for use and knowledge of proper etiquette After a while he quit this also because he saw no use anymore Quitting became a popular theme in his early life Sometimes he quit because he was bored with something
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