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Gandhi's Loincloth

When viewers first meet Gandhi, he is a fairly wealthy, well-dressed man who has made a name for himself as a lawyer. He continues to take on this attitude while working in South Africa. However, he eventually changes many things about himself when he returns to India.

While working in India, Gandhi begins wearing a loincloth. He realizes that the normal people need to understand that he is on their side. Gandhi believes that the people shouldn't feel that they are being ordered about by yet another group of wealthy people who don't understand their needs.

Gandhi's loincloth is symbolic of his attachment to the people. He understands their plight and tries to relate to them as he seeks to win freedom for all of India. Although many of his wealthy friends don't understand, Gandhi gains the trust of the entire country and world.

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