After Gandhi's success as a leader of India, he became very popular all around the world and he was described as a nonviolent person fighting for his nation’ s rights. Many leaders like Martin Luther King in the U. S. and Yasir Arafat in Palestine followed the footsteps of Gandhi and tried to free their community from the slavery of another nation. There were many hurdles he had to face in his protests against the British government. The government imprisoned him several times and blamed him for political offenses. The Prime of the United Kingdom at that time had ridiculed him by saying that he is half naked fakir (Beggar).
He was sometimes also criticized from his own community for having a soft corner for other people of different religions such as Muslims and Sikhs. However, he stood up in all the situations. His determination for non-violence and truth never ended. He always advised others to do the same practice. His determination can be demonstrated by the protests of National salt tax where he and his companions went almost 400 in 1930.
This protest is usually known as Dandi Salt March. He also used peaceful protests and demanded by the British authorities to stop World War II. This protest is known as Quit India protest (Herman, 2008) (Richard Toye, 2010). His personal life was also very simple and modest. He does not wear expensive clothes rather he always used his traditional Indian dress i. e. Dhoti and Shawl. He was immensely impressed by the village traditions of India that endorsed self-sufficient behavior. He used to be self-sufficient in every matter life and preached others to do the same.
He was a man of principles and due to this, he sometimes argued with the decisions of his other party members. For example, once one of his disciples introduced the concept of industrialization programs in the villages of India but he disagreed to him publicly on the basis of self-sufficiency. According to him, industrialization is making people dependent upon another person, which will bring insecurity in the lives of people financially and socially.
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