Gandhi Paper Assignment
On 30 January 1948, a Hindu
extremist assassinated Gandhi while he was enjoying his nightly walk at Birla House in New Delhi. His
memorial (or Samādhi), the Rāj Ghāt, is located on the spot of his
cremation on 31 January. It is a simple, black marble monument with an eternal flame
at one end, located near the Yamuna River in Delhi. The epigraph reads "Hē Ram" (or "Hē Rama"),
often loosely translated as "Oh God," which are believed to be Gandhi's last words. Photo
credit Tiger Palace.
Read Mohandas Gandhi's Autobiography: The
Story of My Experiments With Truth (in its entirety)
Answer the following question in a one-page paper:
Citing specific evidence from Gandhi's Autobiography (not from the textbook), what were some of the main
characteristics of Gandhi's views on non-violence and why did he choose
non-violence to achieve his goals?
Your paper must follow the following format:
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review the study questions on Gandhi.
- typed using a word processor
(font size 10 or 12 only)
- one-inch margins
- page number citations for your
- not to exceed one (1) page
- name, date and HIS 112 at
the top left
- must have a brief introduction
and conclusion (each not to exceed two sentences)
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specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
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