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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 In Our Lives Today?

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_2008Mahatma Gandhi in our lives today?  Two Parents Respond: An essay and a blog 

Meenal Pandya’s essay “No Place for Gandhiji in My Life

Meenal Pandya has been writing about India and its culture for more than a decade.  She has written several books, hundreds of articles, and poems.  Her writings have appeared in many prestigious magazines, newspapers and journals around the world.  She lives in the US and is a writer, publisher and a consultant.  She has raised two daughters.

One father’s response to the dilemma of how to teach a child about Gandhi   “Gandhi is the gentle old man who helped Munna Bhai, remember?” I said. Her eyes lit up. “Yaaay, Munna Bhai!” [1] she shouted. “Yes, Gandhiji told him to always speak the truth, not to trouble others and say sorry if he made a mistake.”  (From the blog )


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This lesson plan was developed by Jing Ting Wee.

[1] For those who saw the movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Updated October 2012