Topics: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian independence movement, Satyagraha Pages: 2 (342 words) Published: April 14, 2013
1. Provide a dictionary definition for discrimination.
* Unfair treatment of a person, racial group, minority, etc.; action based on prejudiced.

2. What is ahimsa?  What does Mahatma mean by ahimsa?

Ahimsa means non-violence against all creatures and beings even if they are your enemies. Mahatma Gandhi strongly believed in this principle. He taught that it is important to stand up for what you believe in, but that does not mean that you have to fight for it violently.

3. Why did Gandhi decide to stay in Africa after finished his law work?

* In Africa he witnessed discrimination against people with dark skin, so, he decided to stay in Africa to try to improve the situation.

4.  What part of the caste system did Gandhi oppose?  Why?

-He was against it because it was prejudiced and discriminatory against people simple because of their social status. The people part of the lowest caste was often called "untouchables." Gandhi said that this system was a crime against God and men, and he instead referred to them as "Harijans" or "children of God." 6. Provide a reflection on what Gandhi means to you.  Do you believe him to be a religious leader or a hero? Or a figure not worth discussing?  Explain your thoughts.

* One of the most important Hindu figures in the last hundred years is a man named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He, for me, indicates an unconquerable spirit, filled with compassion for civilization and never appearing in the least bit overwhelmed by anyone or anything. The fact that he was known as Mahatma or 'Great Soul' speaks in far more meaningful terms of his true value to the world than my own insufficient impressions can. Mohandas Gandhi was a prominent political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha (resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence), which...
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