Nelson & Gandhi

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  • Topic: Indian independence movement, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Desmond Tutu
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Essay "Compare the strengths and weaknesses of ONE Asian leader with those of ONE leader from another part of the world. " Name :Course :Tutor :College :Date : A comparison of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela .Introduction Mahatma Gandhi was born in 1869 in India . He was assassinated at the age of 78 .He is recognized as political and religious leader of India and the Indian independence movement . He was the found of Satyagraha , an idea that is mainly concerned with truth and confrontation to evil through active , on violent resistance , which led India to self-government and enthused movement for `civil rights and autonomy ‘across the world . He initially engaged peaceful civil disobedience in the Indian community ‘s fight for civil rights in South Africa (Gandhi et al 121 )Nelson Mandela was born in 1918 in South Africa he was an anti-apartheid campaigner and the person in charge of the African National Congress . He was the 11th president of South Africa and severed as president between 1994 and 1999 .He is also a `Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1993 .He is at present an eminent elder statesman who continues to offer his views on contemporary issues . In 2001 , he became the first living individual to be made an honorary Canadian citizen . In 1990 he was also given the Bharat Ratna Award from the Indian Government . This paper will attempt to look at two world leaders , one from Asia : Mahatma Gandhi and another from Africa : Nelson Mandela . We will also try to compare their strengths and weakness as world leaders .World leaders such as Dr Martin Luther king Jr , Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela are said to be children of Gandhi and his religious recipients to non-violence (Mandela 92 )The Indian government also has a yearly Mahatma Gandhi peace prize which it awards to notable social workers , world leaders and also citizens .One key beneficiary of this celebrated award and non Indian is Nelson Mandela due to his fight to eliminate racial prejudice and...
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