Non-violent Resistance Characters

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

The Satyagraha is a compilation of Gandhi's writings and interviews, along with a few pieces about him. Thus, he is the book's most important person. Satyagraha is a non-fiction book; these writings are genuine and have been widely circulated for some time.

Gandhi lived from 1869 to 1948, dying at the hands of a Hindu Nationalist assassin. He is the most important modern political and spiritual leader of India, most especially during the movement for Indian independence. Gandhi pioneered a unique social, spiritual and political philosophy: Satyagraha, literally "holding firmly to truth." Satyagraha involves non-violence civil disobedience along with stringent codes of behavior to purify the soul and body. Satyagraha aims only at love and truth, to convert one's opponent, and never at coercion, control, anger, hate, jealousy, and selfishness.

Gandhi followed the philosophy of ahimsa or total nonviolence and led India against British imposed taxes and British...

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