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In this lesson:
- Learn about Mahatma Gandhi's role in India's independence struggle.
- Explore aspects of non-violent resistance as a central value of Mahatma Gandhi's beliefs and leadership.
- Find out about the role of non-violent resistance in promoting justice in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Video resource:
Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace Documentary, 44 minutes
More Extension Activities:

Watch-Ask-Think  What is non-violent resistance?

Read-Ask-Think  Can India progress while keeping to the caste system?


Mahatma Gandhi: Biography and Satyagraha

Keywords:  Mahatma Gandhi, Bapuji, Independence, National Symbol, non-violence, ahimsa, satyagraha, Quit India Movement, Salt March, Swarajya, ashram, caste, untouchables, Harijan, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela


Gandhiji_from_'India_Perspectives'_January-March_2008Background Reading: Biography and Satyagraha

"Gandhi - A Pictorial Biography":  A short biography is at this link from the website of the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal/Gandhi Book Centre

"Satyagraha - Gandhi's Concept of Non-Violence" by Savita Singh from 'India Perspectives', January-March 2008 is at this link



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This lesson plan was developed by Jing Ting Wee.

Updated October 2012