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Biography Early life and background Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi  was born on 2 October  into a Gujarati Hindu Modh Baniya family  in Porbandar also known as Sudamapuria coastal town on the Kathiawar Peninsula and then part of the small princely state of Porbandar in the Kathiawar Agency of the Indian Empire.
His father, Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi —served as the diwan chief minister of Porbandar state. His first two wives died young, after each had given birth to a daughter, and his third marriage was childless. As a child, Gandhi was described by his sister Raliat as "restless as mercury, either playing or roaming about.
In his autobiography, he admits that they left an indelible impression on his mind. To keep two or three consecutive fasts was nothing to her. His family then rejoined him in Rajkot. There he studied the rudiments of arithmetic, history, the Gujarati language and geography.
Mehtab was older in age, taller and encouraged the strictly vegetarian boy to eat meat to gain height. The experience caused Mohandas mental anguish, and he abandoned the company of Mehtab. The two deaths anguished Gandhi. Harilalborn in ; Manilalborn in ; Ramdasborn in ; and Devdasborn in But he dropped out and returned to his family in Porbandar.
Gandhi wanted to go. To persuade his wife and mother, Gandhi made a vow in front of his mother that he would abstain from meat, alcohol and women. Putlibai gave Gandhi her permission and blessing. Upon arrival, he stayed with the local Modh Bania community while waiting for the ship travel arrangements.
Gandhi informed them of his promise to his mother and her blessings. The local chief disregarded it, and excommunicated him an outcast.
But Gandhi ignored this, and on 4 September, he sailed from Bombay to London. His brother saw him off. His childhood shyness and self withdrawal had continued through his teens, and he remained so when he arrived in London, but he joined a public speaking practice group and overcame this handicap to practise law.
He tried to adopt "English" customs, including taking dancing lessons. They encouraged Gandhi to join them in reading the Bhagavad Gita both in translation as well as in the original.
He returned to Rajkot to make a modest living drafting petitions for litigants, but he was forced to stop when he ran afoul of a British officer.
Abdullah owned a large successful shipping business in South Africa. His distant cousin in Johannesburg needed a lawyer, and they preferred someone with Kathiawari heritage. Gandhi inquired about his pay for the work.
He accepted it, knowing that it would be at least one-year commitment in the Colony of NatalSouth Africa, also a part of the British Empire. Gandhi was kicked by a police officer out of the footpath onto the street without warning. He found it humiliating, struggling to understand how some people can feel honour or superiority or pleasure in such inhumane practices.
He planned to assist Indians in opposing a bill to deny them the right to votea right then proposed to be an exclusive European right. He asked Joseph Chamberlainthe British Colonial Secretary, to reconsider his position on this bill.
He helped found the Natal Indian Congress in  and through this organisation, he moulded the Indian community of South Africa into a unified political force. In Januarywhen Gandhi landed in Durban, a mob of white settlers attacked him  and he escaped only through the efforts of the wife of the police superintendent.
However, he refused to press charges against any member of the mob. According to Arthur Herman, Gandhi wanted to disprove the imperial British stereotype that Hindus were not fit for "manly" activities involving danger and exertion, unlike the Muslim "martial races".
They were trained and medically certified to serve on the front lines.
They were auxiliaries at the Battle of Colenso to a White volunteer ambulance corps; then at Spion Kop Gandhi and his bearers moved to the front line and had to carry wounded soldiers for miles to a field hospital because the terrain was too rough for the ambulances.
At a mass protest meeting held in Johannesburg on 11 September that year, Gandhi adopted his still evolving methodology of Satyagraha devotion to the truthor nonviolent protest, for the first time.About a decade ago, I happened to be talking with an eminent academic scholar who had become known for his sharp criticism of Israeli policies in the Middle East and America’s strong support for them.
About a decade ago, I happened to be talking with an eminent academic scholar who had become known for his sharp criticism of Israeli policies in the Middle East and America’s strong support for them.
I was splashing about on the surface of learning: Passive learning is said to encourage surface learning rather than deep learning. Deep learning looks for the meaning of what is being learnt, it is insightful.
Surface learning concentrates on the words rather than the meanings of what is being studied. Technology, Unemployment & Policy Options: Navigating the Transition to a Better World. Gary E. Marchant, Yvonne A. Stevens and James M. Hennessy. Classification Essay: The Types of Drinkers - “I drink to make other people more interesting.” ― Ernest Hemingway In the great world of tending bar there is a myriad selection of customers one would encounter; The Social Drinker, The Self Defined Outcast, The Fish Out of Water, and last but never the least, The Freshman.
Enlightenment comes courtesy of early CSR adopters, which having discovered benefits above and beyond the obvious advantages of compliance, have been happy to share the good news.