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Free Download Gandhi Books in PDF | EPUB | MOBI format at one click (Right click on GANDHI A Biography for Children and Beginners: Download Complete Ebook free. Book Online .. Translated from Hindi by: Ramchandra Pradhan. While Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi is considered the father of the Indian youth, Mohandas Gandhi was a mediocre student, shy and soft-spoken., although. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October in Porbandar, His father, Karamchand Gandhi (–), who belonged to the Hindu Modh .
He was critical of Christian missionary efforts in British India, because they mixed medical or education assistance with demands that the beneficiary convert to Christianity. After his long stay in South Africa and his activism against the racist policy of the British, Gandhi had earned the reputation as a nationalist, theorist and organiser. But, besides the Vaishnava prejudice against vivisection , it was clear that, if he was to keep up the family tradition of holding high office in one of the states in Gujarat, he would have to qualify as a barrister. Modern Asian Studies. Bhikhu Parekh Published by: Gandhi, in his autobiography, called Rajchandra his "guide and helper" and his "refuge [
His family stayed in India while Gandhi went to London in to study law and to South Africa in to practice it. He brought them to South Africa in , where Kasturba would assist him in his activism, which she continued to do after the family moved back to India in Liberal politicians thought he was proposing too much change too quickly, while young radicals lambasted him for not proposing enough.
Muslim leaders suspected him of lacking evenhandedness when dealing with Muslims and his own Hindu religious community, and Dalits formerly called untouchables thought him disingenuous in his apparent intention to abolish the caste system. He cut a controversial figure outside India as well, although for different reasons.
But the image of Gandhi that has lasted is one that foregrounds his dogged fight against the oppressive forces of racism and colonialism and his commitment to nonviolence. The unthinking adoration of the huge crowds that gathered to see him all along the route of his tours made them a severe ordeal; he could hardly work during the day or rest at night. The name Mahatma Gandhi is now one of the most universally recognized on earth. His father—Karamchand Gandhi, who was the dewan chief minister of Porbandar , the capital of a small principality in western India in what is now Gujarat state under British suzerainty—did not have much in the way of a formal education.
He was, however, an able administrator who knew how to steer his way between the capricious princes, their long-suffering subjects, and the headstrong British political officers in power. Mohandas grew up in a home steeped in Vaishnavism —worship of the Hindu god Vishnu —with a strong tinge of Jainism , a morally rigorous Indian religion whose chief tenets are nonviolence and the belief that everything in the universe is eternal.
Thus, he took for granted ahimsa noninjury to all living beings , vegetarianism , fasting for self-purification, and mutual tolerance between adherents of various creeds and sects. The educational facilities at Porbandar were rudimentary; in the primary school that Mohandas attended, the children wrote the alphabet in the dust with their fingers.
Luckily for him, his father became dewan of Rajkot , another princely state. Though Mohandas occasionally won prizes and scholarships at the local schools, his record was on the whole mediocre. A diffident child, he shone neither in the classroom nor on the playing field. He loved to go out on long solitary walks when he was not nursing his by then ailing father who died soon thereafter or helping his mother with her household chores.
His adolescence was probably no stormier than that of most children of his age and class.
What was extraordinary was the way his youthful transgressions ended. And he kept his promise. Beneath an unprepossessing exterior, he concealed a burning passion for self-improvement that led him to take even the heroes of Hindu mythology, such as Prahlada and Harishcandra—legendary embodiments of truthfulness and sacrifice—as living models.
As he had to suddenly switch from his native language— Gujarati —to English, he found it rather difficult to follow the lectures. Meanwhile, his family was debating his future. Left to himself, he would have liked to have been a doctor. But, besides the Vaishnava prejudice against vivisection , it was clear that, if he was to keep up the family tradition of holding high office in one of the states in Gujarat, he would have to qualify as a barrister.
That meant a visit to England , and Mohandas, who was not too happy at Samaldas College, jumped at the proposal. His father had left the family little property; moreover, his mother was reluctant to expose her youngest child to unknown temptations and dangers in a distant land.
But Mohandas was determined to visit England. Mohandas disregarded the last obstacle—the decree of the leaders of the Modh Bania subcaste Vaishya caste , to which the Gandhis belonged, who forbade his trip to England as a violation of the Hindu religion—and sailed in September Ten days after his arrival, he joined the Inner Temple , one of the four London law colleges The Temple.
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