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Mohandus Gandhi has had many influences on the world today 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 He acquired the name Mahatma which means soul force He helped free the Indian people through nonviolent resistance also given the name satyagraha instead of the violent warfare that was being used by Britain Gandhi also promoted social and economic reforms He is still honored by his people today as the father of the Indian nation Life in India during the time of Gandhi was not very pleasant for an Indian British ruled most of India and they were racist and prejudice against the Indians and any other minority Indians were forced to degrade 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 subliminal protests silently announced that Indians 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 Gandhi embraced Hindu traditions unlike the Moslem tradition Hindu worship idols Moslem pray 5 times a day they are monotheistic they praise one god Ali Hindus are polytheistic However it has caused conflicts Even when Gandhi achieved equality there was still tension about religion Mohandus Gandhi has had many influences on the world today Although Gandhi didnt agree with the way Britain was ruling India and some of the cultural aspects of India he stood strong using his weapon of nonviolence When Gandhi was 24 he lived in South
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