By Anne M Todd
A sequence that examines the lives of people that have had a tremendous impression at the heritage or present perform of faith. This quantity follows the lifetime of Mohandas Gandhi, chief of the Indian fight for independance.
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Gandhi was taking on personal responsibilities that were not usually performed by individuals at his caste level. Only members of lower castes washed their own clothes and cut their own hair. In addition, Gandhi decided that his family should share the job of cleaning chamber pots. When he insisted that Kasturbai take a turn, she wanted no part in it, and they had a heated argument. Under Indian tradition, only Untouchables cleaned chamber pots, but Gandhi felt that custom should change. Gandhi did at last persuade his wife to clean the pot.
Gandhi traveled to Johannesburg, where times were especially hard for Indians. He decided that Johannesburg was where he was most needed and planned to set up a household. Kasturbai and their three youngest children joined him and Gandhi opened a new law office. Harilal had decided to remain in India and attend high school there, despite his father’s opposition. When not practicing law, Gandhi was with the poorest people in India. He treated the sick and lent a hand when needed. The pneumonic plague broke out in 1904.
Mohandas Gandhi Living in South Africa or the third time, Gandhi found himself saying good-bye to his wife. This time, he was also leaving behind two children. It saddened Gandhi to leave his family, but he told them it would only be for one year. Gandhi’s new job would take him to the province of Natal, South Africa, where he would be working for Dada Abdulla, an Indian merchant in the ship trading business. Abdulla already had European lawyers representing him, but he wanted an Indian lawyer on his team to work as a clerk and to help with English translations.