Mahatma Gandhi to date is an icon not only in the Indian sub continent but all around the world because of his legacy. He fought for independence of his country and won it without bloodshed. He forced the British colonialist to vacate the country after a totalitarian approach and divide and rule that the British used. Gandhi was a man of patience and endurance that was practiced by Martin Luther King junior and Nelson Mandela. Mahatma Gandhi was born towards the end of 1860s of the 20th century and grew in a social disorganized environment. He went to school and this taught many people how patience pays. His approach and boycott of duties forced the British to go away. “It is interesting that Gandhi had lived in South Africa for over 20 years to fight for the rights of his fellow Indians and of the indentured laborers. This great Gandhi had had the first hand experience of racial segregation and all sorts of inequity that the minority government had subjected the blacks, Indians and colored people into” Parel (2006). His resolute was unswerving after what he saw and he had a picture of India in the hands of whites.
In the years 1894, Mahatma Gandhi founded the Natal India Congress by which this same year the British Indian committee fought against the restriction of Indian trade. Gandhi was actively involved in organizing a peaceful revolt against the whites by lighting bony fires. The approach of Mahatma Gandhi in India demonstrated humility, patience and life of sacrifice to save Indians from economical and social demise. He managed to mobilize people and kept singing that only peaceful or non violence struggle will see them through. Gandhi and thousands of many other people who were oppressed marched in many occasions. After more than twenty years Gandhi left South Africa. Mahatma wanted respect and honor of his people. The education sector, food and many others were in a mess. He went through jails just like Mandela because the course of their lives was the same and their countries were bleeding in order to attain their independence. Mahatma Gandhi had organized boycotts and strikes which forced the British colonists to back down. Gandhi was freed from jail in 1931 and immediately after his release he associated himself with struggle for India’s independence. Gandhi had a strong conviction of fighting for the course of humanity as Kumarasamy (2006) says following his trends, “And in the midst of all his social calls, Gandhi attended to his main business, the Round Table Conference. He pleaded fervently with the British leaders to give his country freedom, to avoid parting of ways. But they did not listen to him and he left Britain’s shores empty-handed.”
Mahatma Gandhi was very successful and he achieved independence for his country men. Iyer (2000) says that, “Gandhi was the father of political ethics and his concepts of non-violence and diplomatic approach consequently met his obligation”. Civil disobedience halted India into a grinding stop whereby the British found it difficult to operate from this country which in turn forced them to leave the country. Gandhi’s approach theories were three and he managed to juggle them and bore fruits for his beloved country and countrymen.