A “Fast Unto Death”–Gandhi’s Legacy

“Real strength resides in your ability to express your ideals.” –Mahatma Gandhi

Did you know?

On September 16th of 1932, Mahatma Gandhi began a “fast unto death” to protest British support of a new Indian Constitution that would separate the Indian electorate by caste, thereby segregating the “untouchables” & ensuring that the social classes would remain unfairly divided. After just six days, the British accepted an alternate proposal & he was able to break the fast. However, Gandhi’s non-violent & steadfast commitment to social justice continued until “The Great Soul” was assassinated in 1948.

You can learn more about his influence at History.com , or check out some of Rentschler Library’s books listed below.

Library Books on Gandhi

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