What is Mahatma Gandhi famous for?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered
He was the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. His goal was non-violent civil disobedience.

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

  Mahatma Gandhi, was famous for his nonviolent leadership in helping to achieve India’s independence from Britain (granted in 1947), also campaigned to improve the lot of millions of fellow Hindus. As Indian Professor M. P. Rege once explains: “He proclaimed ahimsa (nonviolence) as the fundamental moral value, which he interpreted as concern for the dignity and well-being of every person. He denied the authority of the Hindu scriptures when their teaching was contrary to ahimsa, strove valiantly for the eradication of untouchability and the hierarchical caste system, and promoted the equality of women in all spheres of life.”

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AnnNettie Paradise
His famous quote: “When your country and mine shall get together on the teachings laid down by Christ in this Sermon on the Mount, we shall have solved the problems not only of our countries but those of the whole world.”—Gandhi, to Lord Irwin, former viceroy to India. On another occasion Gandhi said: “By all means drink deep of the fountains that are given to you in the Sermon on the Mount . . . For the teaching of the Sermon was meant for each and every one of us.” ” As the Hindu sage indicated, Jesus’ sermon points the way to lasting peace.
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Ray Dart answered

He set the development of a great country back by 40 years.

He did gain independence for India, but had no plan about how to use that freedom.

Many people starved unnecessarily and there was avoidable internal bloody and violent conflict.

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are still paying for that lack of forethought today.

Still, he was a "great and non-violent leader".

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