Mahatma Gandhi – God Father Of India

On January 30, 1948, Hindu zealot Nathuram Godse shot Gandhi. The most well-known proponent of nonviolence in the 20th century was killed violently. The division of the subcontinent into the sovereign states of India and Pakistan in August 1947 was praised as “the noblest act of the British nation” by Mohandas Mahatma (also known as “the great soul”) Gandhi, who had played a key role in organizing the movement for independence from Britain. Gandhi Ji was horrified by the violence that broke out between Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs, the eviction of 1000’s people from their homes in the lead-up to Independence Day, August 15, 1947.

Inspiration For Youth

The youngest child was Gandhi in his family. His father, Karamchand Gandhi, who served as the dewan (chief minister) of Porbandar, the regional capital of a minor principality in western India (in what is now Gujarat state), was not particularly well-educated. However, he was a skilled administrator who knew how to navigate between the erratic princes, their patient subjects, and the oppressive British political officers.

Mahatma Gandhi - God Father Of India
Mahatma Gandhi – God Father Of India

One of the extremists, Nathuram Godse, a 30-year-old guy with a Beretta automatic handgun, returned to Delhi on January 29. The following day, at about 5 p.m., the 78-year-old Gandhi, who had been fasting, was being assisted through Birla House’s gardens.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Trip To England And His Subsequent Return To India

Gandhi took his academics seriously and attempted to refresh his knowledge of Latin and English by sitting for the University of London matriculation exam. But rather than focusing on his academic goals during his three years in England, he was more preoccupied with moral and emotional matters.

After living in Rajkot’s semi-rural environment, he found it difficult to adjust to London’s sophisticated lifestyle. He felt uncomfortable as he laboriously tried to acclimate himself to Western cuisine, attire, and manners.

His friends cautioned him that going vegetarian would ruin his schoolwork and health, and it became a constant cause of humiliation for him. He was fortunate to find a vegetarian eatery.

Being Politically And Socially Active

Mahtama Gandhi was instantly made aware of the racial prejudice present in South Africa. He was asked to remove his turban in a Durban court by the European magistrate; he declined and walked out. After a few days, while traveling to Pretoria, he was abruptly ejected from a first-class rail car and left shivering and dejected at the Pietermaritzburg rail station.

As he continued on that voyage, a white stagecoach driver assaulted him for refusing to move to the footboard to make room for a European passenger. Eventually, he was denied access to hotels designated “for Europeans only.”

FAQs

What deserved Mahatma Gandhi’s notoriety?

One of the most influential political and spiritual figures of the 20th century was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. In India, he is revered as the nation’s father for having invented and implemented the Satyagraha principle—mass peaceful civil disobedience to resist oppression.

What led to Mahatma Gandhi’s murder?

Nathuram Vinayak Godse, a Hindu nationalist and member of the Hindu Mahasabha from Pune, Maharashtra, was Gandhi’s murderer. Godse thought Gandhi had been too tolerant of Muslims during the partition of India the year before.

What final words did Gandhi utter?

Many people agree that Gandhi’s final words were both an ode to God and a moving expression of his spirituality and romantic view of the prospect of a world at peace.

Final Talk

The journey took five hours because of several interruptions from the crowd. The police had to physically clear a path so the body could be burnt according to tradition before the bier could be lifted into a sandalwood funeral pyre. The mourning audience threw flowers onto the pyre as it burned. The ashes were left on the river bank for three days before being removed for immersion at the location where Jumna enters the Ganges.

The ashes were left on the river bank for three days. Despite the efforts of Nehru and other leaders, riots and burning broke out in Bombay and other parts of India. Because the killer was a Brahmin, there were attacks on Brahmins. Rioters in Bombay had to be shot at by police. Gandhi himself would have been utterly horrified by the consequence.

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