Tag Archives: Mahatma Gandhi

Independence Day, Satyagraha and No. 14 Mercury Lane

Monday the 15th August 2016 marked 69 years since India claimed its independence from British rule. The movement that resulted in Indian independence is most famous for satyagraha, a campaign of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress, of which Mohandas Gandhi was the president at the time. It was nearly a century before India took back control of its land and its people […]

Durban’s Gandhi Memorial

Gandhi Memorial Park

The world over, statues and monuments pay tribute to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known to most as Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma, Sanskrit for ‘Great Soul’ and akin to the Christian term ‘saint’, was the name given to Gandhi for his involvement in civil rights, and the road of nonviolent civil disobedience that Gandhi and his supporters chose to travel. […]