Gandhi fights racial inequity on South Africa 1908
“My life is my message”
Gandhi’s Campaign of Noncooperation 1920
“The first principle of nonviolent action,”
Gandhi’s hunger strikes to protest violence 1948
Gandhi wanted to show the people that he was like an ordinary person who has many weaknesses and can rise to great heights by shedding his early prejudices and defied the racist regime in South Africa.
The non-cooperation movement aimed to challenge the colonial economic and power structure, and British authorities would be forced to take notice of the demands of the independence movement.
Gandhi undertook 17 fasts during India's freedom movement. His longest fasts lasted 21 days. Fasting was a weapon used by Gandhi as part of his philosophy of Ahimsa (non-violence).