Give an assessment of the ideology of Gandhism. Describe the politician who developed this doctrine.
Gandhism was a peaceful ideology based on Hindu traditions and actively preaching the ancient doctrine of non-violence. The goal was proclaimed the building of a society of general prosperity. Satyagraha and the “constructive program” were used to achieve this. Satyagraha included a boycott of goods, schools, judicial and government offices, and the closure of shops that belonged to the British authorities. The “constructive program” assumed the rejection of the caste system, the unity of Hindus and Muslims.
This teaching was developed by Mohandas Gandhi, one of the leaders of the national liberation movement in India. The people called him Mahatma – the Great Soul. Gandhi has always insisted on the principle of non-violence, denied class struggle and attached great importance to personal example