This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Gandhi And The Nationalists Movement Essay

1759 words - 8 pages

India has always had to fight for freedom since the origin in 2500 BC. In 1750 Britain's military had begun to move in on India’s islands due to their desire for control of the spice trade. After taking over the islands they then moved to the outer edges. Eventually Britain had moved inland. By the end of the 17th century Britain had taken over India. Even though Britain wanted to keep control of India, the native people wanted their freedom and with the help of Mahatma Gandhi they won the nationalist movement.
The British had brought the East India Company over to India to control the trading and the people. The company is a privately owned group of British people who act as brokers between two countries trading. By 1849 the company had full control over India. The native people of India had grown weary of the British people as they had offended them by violating sacred religions views on pork and beef in 1857. This violation caused a revolt by the natives. To punish the natives for revolting the British paraded them naked to prison in front of 4,000 of their peers in hope to put them in their place. Large scale rebellion began.
With a Rebellion of large scale came massacre. Right after the British locked up the prisoners natives began to kill them as a result of what they had just seen. The uprising spread through northern and central India. Natives killed every British person they could find, especially condemning anyone with association to the British East India Company. Natives also burned down buildings associated with the British. As a result the British brought in extra troops to northern and central India from the borders to control the rebellion. The natives had adapted Delhi as their headquarters for the rebellion and talked Bahadur Shah II into becoming their leader. In shock the British then began to kill off natives and parade them as they marched to take Delhi back.
Meanwhile another massacre had begun to take place. In Cawnpore, India a group of about 300 natives started a path of destruction. “War” raged on for 20 days before the British commander in charge surrendered and asked to be able to evacuate the British people from the area. The natives allowed this request only to plan kill them all in the end. After the British had boarded the boats set up for their evacuation the native captains on the boats started to set them on fire simultaneously. Anyone who tried to escape the fires that were British weather they were a man, a child, or a woman would be shot.
This was only the beginning of The Nationalist Movement within India. In 1885 the Nationalist Congress had been made to advocate for the natives. Although the Movement had taken a break the Congress meant business. They had passed reforms fast enough that they would work to their advantage but slow enough to not provoke the British. An important reform was the Morley-Minto reform. This reform had each province in India eventually get their own governor and council...

Find Another Essay On Gandhi and the Nationalists Movement

Gandhis Views On Wepons, Political Power, And Religon (What Would Gandhi Think) The Legend Of Gandhi

965 words - 4 pages What Would Gandhi ThinkGandhi did some amazing things in leading the world a few steps closer to peace and he did all this with out resorting to violence. His actions and sayings have done much for this world and are still having effect today. Gandhi was a leader so it is time to take a look at what would Gandhi think (WWGT) with such sayings as, "All human beings do not think alike or feel alike. They have therefore no escape from having to

Literary and Philosophical Movement: THe Transcendental Movement

1116 words - 5 pages With the early decades of the nineteenth century came the transcendental movement. This both literary, and philosophical movement was, and still is, closely linked with the work of both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. These men were both extremely learned thinkers of their time and are now the poster children of transcendentalism. Transcendentalists, such as Emerson and Thoreau, believed that for an individual to establish what they

The British Empire and characters in "Gandhi" and "The Patriot"

900 words - 4 pages Essay # 1Humanities 105Compared Films: "Gandhi" & "The Patriot""Non-violence is the greatest force of mankind; it is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of men." - Mahatma Gandhi."This war will be fought, not on the frontier or on some distant battlefield, but amongst us, among our homes. Our children will learn of it with their own eyes. And the innocent will die with the rest of us." - Benjamin

Gandhi: The Man That Once Was, and Still Is

1885 words - 8 pages ”, Gandhi writes in describing his Autobiography. (Autobiography, pg. xxvi) Within Gandhi’s experiments for truth, Ahimsa, as he practiced, is defined as the Law of Love, the act of kindheartedness and nonviolence towards all living things, and the belief that we are all interconnected. Gandhi based his Satyagraha movement on Ahimsa, moreover as applying it to all fields in his life, especially to politics as an essential factor both in leading his non

Comparing the Journeys of Hesse's Siddhartha and Gandhi

2065 words - 8 pages        Siddhartha and Gandhi strove for different goals during their lives. Siddhartha's goal was very personal, while Gandhi's goal encompassed the world. This was shown by their spiritual development throughout their journeys. Siddhartha evolved from an inexperienced spiritual being to a man, returned to spirituality, and ended with nirvana. Gandhi traveled a much straighter path, originally being a worldly man merely seeking his correct

Class and the Suffrage Movement

1429 words - 6 pages Suffragette Sally was a story of various women involved in the suffrage movement in England during the early 1900s. We follow the lives and times of Lady Hill, Sally Simmonds, and Edith Carstairs. Each of these ladies represent a different social class. By giving us a representative from each main social class Colmore deals with issues that varying classes may bring up in the movement. Throughout the stories of each character we see how each

The Punk Movement and Reggae

2243 words - 9 pages An examination of American counterculture as it exists today would make for an excruciatingly boring 15 pages. I refuse to drag you along in a discussion of my generation, devoid of originality or conviction, in an age where the so-called subcultural movement, if one even exists, is defined by apathy. While institutionalized American greed, exploitation, entitlement, and deception propagates at an alarming rate we find ourselves enveloped in our

Lysistrata and the Feminist Movement

1853 words - 7 pages Lysistrata and the feminist movement In ancient Greece, society for women was constricted in a patriarchal society. Women could not participate in politics nor could they obtain an education. Women were bound to their homes and in charge of their slaves and rearing their children. Men were entitled to anything they desired including women. The decisions regarding all matters of the polis were decided by men and men were the ones responsible for

Advertising and the Women's Movement

2035 words - 8 pages Avoiding eye contact and cowering with her legs together, Aphrodite’s naked pudica pose in the Venus de' Medici ironically calls attention to the areas that she is trying hide, her breast and genitals (fig. 1). The futile attempts to hide her anatomy would be insignificant if not for the pudica’s contrasting counterpart, the male contrapposto pose, shown in figure 2. The nude male stands in a confident upright posture with his head held high and

The Abolitionist Movement and The Civil Rights Movement

1158 words - 5 pages Throughout the history of the United States there have been many reform movements that have molded the culture we live in today. The rights that we as Americans enjoy today can be credited to the people who fought for more rights and a better way of life. Two reform movements that have changed America for the better are the Abolitionist Movement and the Civil Rights Movement. Around the 1820’s the feeling of legal

“The Progressive Era and the Occupy Movement”

1777 words - 7 pages crises brought forth the first era of reform and societal change. As the United States sailed into the Roaring Twenties, income inequality and business corruption forced the federal government to enact change once again – this time in the form of Roosevelt’s New Deal. Presently, in the second decade of the 21st century, we are once again marked with a new round of social movements and protests: the Occupy Movement, dubbed by many as the “new

Similar Essays

The Beliefs Of The Republicans/Nationalists And The Loyalists/Unionists

7539 words - 30 pages The Beliefs of the Republicans/Nationalists and the Loyalists/Unionists There are a number of differences between Nationalists and Unionists and their beliefs. The Nationalists are predominantly Catholic and they do not want Ireland to be part of Britain. They see the British as an occupying army and most believe that the British have no right to be in Ireland, they think it's unfair that the British came into Ireland

Mahatma Gandhi And The Salt March

1408 words - 6 pages Salt Works consisted of strong-minded satyagrahis who were both eager and passionate about removing restrictions from the salt laws and practiced the nonviolent cooperation movement. In threat of the removal of the Raj system, the British viceroy and Gandhi agreed to the Gandhi-Irwin Pact, which created a compromise to facilitate the turmoil that India was experiencing. Lastly, Gandhi continued to struggle with the satyagraha belief and was willing

Gandhi, Satyagraha, And The Western Mind

1320 words - 5 pages Gandhi, Satyagraha, and the Western Mind There is much that can be said about such a great leader like Gandhi. He had many skills that were needed to make a difference in the world. Perhaps the most important quality that he possessed was the attributes of knowledge and common sense. These attributes made him a very levelheaded man who knew how to treat his opponent with respect while stating the issue at hand. Gandhi achieved many

Mahatma Gandhi Three Accomplishments Which In Turn Helped The Independence Movement Against The British

1001 words - 4 pages Gunjan PatelMs. BeveridgePeriod 2 - World History Pre IB6 February, 2003The Little Man in the LoinclothMohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi was perhaps the most influential person of the 20th Century, yet, he held no office or title, and possessed no wealth. Mahatma Gandhi's Influence and accomplishments were largle responsible for India's Indepence from Britian. He won no elections, and claimed no scientific discoveries or inventions. His