Short Essay on 'My Favourite Leader' (230 Words)Short Essay on 'My Favourite Leader' (230 Words)
Social Life of Gandhiji was started in South Africa. In South Africa he faced many hurdles. He discovered that the white men were ill treating the dark Indians there. He himself was tortured and insulted by the white often. One day, he was travelling in a first class compartment a train. He had booked a ticket for him. Still he was evented and punished out of the compartment by the white men. Gandhiji fought against this unjust and cruel treatment. He observed Satyagraha there and became successful.
Gandhiji returned to India and took part in freedom fight. He was sent to jail many times. Now all the countrymen were with him. He started the Non-co-operation in 1930 and the Quit India Movement in 1942. He became famous as the 'Father of Nation' Lastly India wins freedom on 15th August 1947.
Gandhi's style of living was very simple. He was follower of 'Simple living, high thinking'. He taught us the lesson of 'Ahimsa'. He removed the caste barrier in India. He was a reformer. He was shot dead by an Indian on his way to attend a prayer on 30 January, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi is remembered in the world for his major virtues. The Indians pay homage to this great leader on his birthday by celebrating 'Gandhi Jayanti' as a national festival of India. I consider Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest leader of India.
Mahatma Gandhi's Leadership Essay
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Gandhi’s leadership was unique, strong, and modern, yet he faced many critics who loathed what they viewed as Gandhi’s forced universalism of his ideals. The three main areas of contention with regard to Gandhi’s leadership were: communalism, untouchability and gender issues. These issues were part of a deeper debate on Indian identity and social reform as part of its move towards independence. Most - if not all - leaders of the time were concerned with defining the culture of the (potentially divided) Indian state in a manner that would ensure the continuity of such a state and therefore was as much a part of pre-independence politics as the struggle for independence itself. These issues were not and arguably could not have been resolved…show more content…
must necessarily be self-governing, self-sufficient, agro-industrial, urbo-rural, local communities” (Hay, 376). However, given the vast urbanization in India under the British Raj that built up cities such as Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras, a ruralized picture of Indian society was difficult to manifest in reality.
In contrast to Gandhi and Narayan, B. R. Ambedkar, a nationalist born an Untouchable and one of Gandhi’s fiercest critics, eschewed the village civilization philosophy. He argued, “Those who take pride in the village communities do not care to consider what little part they have played in the affairs and the destiny of the country... I hold that these village republics have been the ruination of India. I am therefore surprised that those who condemn Provincialism and communalism should come forward as champions of the village. What is the village but a sink of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and communalism” (Hay, 341). However, Ambedkar’s disagreement is misleading. In fact, Ambedkar’s disdain for village communities is rooted in his low-caste background. The “ignorance” and “narrow-mindedness” in villages more specifically pertains to the village communities’ perpetuation of caste systems. Ambedkar sought the establishment of an Indian nation first and foremost before decentralization and power to village-based communities was given, as he did not believe that people divided into thousands of castes become a nation