- MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI was born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar, a small town on the western coast of India, which was then one of the many tiny states in Kathiawar.He was born in middle class family of Vaishya caste.Twelve days later a Hindu fanatic, Nathuram Godse who opposed his programme of tolerance for all creeds and religion assassinated him.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India.
He became one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the 1900s.
The Bible, precisely the Sermon of the Mount and the Bagavad Gita had a great influence on him.
The Indian people called Gandhi Mahatma, meaning Great Soul. Gandhi studied law in London and returned to India in 1891 to practice.
(3)His insistence that the means and the ends must be consistent; (4) The fact that he held no ideals he did not embody or was not in the process of embodying.
(5) A willingness to suffer and die for his principles. His grandfather had risen to be the Dewan or Prime Minister of Porbandar and was succeeded by his son Karamchand who was the father of Mohandas.Putlibai, Mohandas's mother, was a saintly character, gentle and devout, and left a deep impress on her son's mind.Gandhi was arrested many times by the British for his activities in South Africa and India.He believed it was honourable to go to jail for a just cause.At the age of 13 Gandhi married Kasturba, a girl the same age. In 1893 he took on a one-year contract to do legal work in South Africa.At the time the British controlled South Africa (though South Africa as such did not exist at that time, and the British did not control all of it by any means.Gandhi helped free the Indian people from British rule through nonviolent resistance, and is honoured by Indians as the father of the Indian Nation.He was highly influenced by Thoreau, Tolstoy, Ruskin, and above all the life of Jesus Christ.Being an authoritative but not authoritarian leader, he is the one who brought the non-violent concept (Ahimsa) as his own feature of the leadership style (Charteris-Black, 2007, p. [tags: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Leadership] - Mohandas Gandhi was born into a wealthy caste where he was fortunate enough to get a comprehensive education.gandhi was not the best student but he did not act up, his academic skills were average.