Gandhi’s Portrayal in the World Justin McCreary
Mohandas Gandhi <ul><li>Was born in Porbandar, in Northwestern India. </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi learned basic ideas of nonv...
Mohandas Gandhi (cont.) <ul><li>His family suggested he study law in London.  </li></ul><ul><li>In the fall of 1888, Gandh...
Mohandas Gandhi (cont.) <ul><li>In London, he became familiar with the Bible  </li></ul><ul><li>Learned the Christian fait...
Mohandas Gandhi (cont.) <ul><li>In South Africa, Gandhi experienced racial segregation. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated his li...
Gandhi and Nonviolence <ul><li>Ahimsa (nonviolence) was a fundamental part of his teachings.  </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi nam...
The Salt March <ul><li>The Salt March of 1930. </li></ul><ul><li>Most recognized of Gandhi’s nonviolent protests. </li></u...
Title <ul><li>Gandhi recognized for his influence in the British leaving India. </li></ul><ul><li>Writer Rabindranath Tago...
Gandhi’s End <ul><li>Gandhi was shot and killed in 1948 by a Hindu militant.  </li></ul><ul><li>Blamed him for the tension...
Gandhi’s Example <ul><li>Even after death, Gandhi’s example spread across the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi's ideology i...
Gandhi’s Portrayal <ul><li>Mahatma Gandhi has been portrayed, in popular culture. </li></ul><ul><li>When humorous, a comic...
Bruce Almighty <ul><li>God: “I wanted to explain things to you better, but you left so quickly that I never got the chance...
Clone High <ul><li>In this show, one of the main characters is a clone of Mahatma Gandhi. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike the rea...
Gandhi (1982) <ul><li>A biographical film about Mohandas (&quot;Mahatma&quot;) Gandhi. </li></ul><ul><li>The most acclaime...
Lage Raho Munna Bhai <ul><li>English:  Carry on Munna Bhai </li></ul><ul><li>A 2006 Indian musical comedy film. </li></ul>...
Conclusion <ul><li>Gandhi greatly influenced the world in his lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>His example influenced many reco...
Questionnaire <ul><li>What was Gandhi’s title? </li></ul><ul><li>What nonviolent event is he most known for? </li></ul><ul...
Bibliography <ul><li>Molloy, Michael.  Experiencing the World’s Religions Tradition,  Challenge, and Change . New York: Mc...
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  1. 1. Gandhi’s Portrayal in the World Justin McCreary
  2. 2. Mohandas Gandhi <ul><li>Was born in Porbandar, in Northwestern India. </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi learned basic ideas of nonviolence from Hinduism, and Jainism. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mohandas Gandhi (cont.) <ul><li>His family suggested he study law in London. </li></ul><ul><li>In the fall of 1888, Gandhi left for London . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mohandas Gandhi (cont.) <ul><li>In London, he became familiar with the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Learned the Christian faith </li></ul><ul><li>Was fascinated by Jesus’ call to forgiveness and nonviolence. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mohandas Gandhi (cont.) <ul><li>In South Africa, Gandhi experienced racial segregation. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated his life towards helping India seek independence from Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>Insisted that his followers remain nonviolent. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Gandhi and Nonviolence <ul><li>Ahimsa (nonviolence) was a fundamental part of his teachings. </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi named this power satyagraha ( “holding onto truth”). </li></ul><ul><li>Made use of every nonviolent technique imaginable. </li></ul><ul><li>Included marches and demonstrations. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Salt March <ul><li>The Salt March of 1930. </li></ul><ul><li>Most recognized of Gandhi’s nonviolent protests. </li></ul><ul><li>Salt in India was taxed by the British </li></ul><ul><li>He and his followers collected the natural salt left on the beach </li></ul><ul><li>Thus breaking the law. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Title <ul><li>Gandhi recognized for his influence in the British leaving India. </li></ul><ul><li>Writer Rabindranath Tagore called Gandhi Mahatma (“great spirit”). </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually, this became Gandhi's title. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gandhi’s End <ul><li>Gandhi was shot and killed in 1948 by a Hindu militant. </li></ul><ul><li>Blamed him for the tension between Muslims and Hindus. </li></ul><ul><li>The last words of Mahatma Gandhi were Ram, Ram (“God”, “God”). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gandhi’s Example <ul><li>Even after death, Gandhi’s example spread across the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi's ideology influenced Martin Luther King Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Used in protests against racial segregation in the U.S. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gandhi’s Portrayal <ul><li>Mahatma Gandhi has been portrayed, in popular culture. </li></ul><ul><li>When humorous, a comical portrayal of him, his habits, or reference to him. </li></ul><ul><li>When serious, a portrayal that shows respect for Gandhi. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bruce Almighty <ul><li>God: “I wanted to explain things to you better, but you left so quickly that I never got the chance.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce: “That thing with the seven fingers kind of freaked me out.” </li></ul><ul><li>God: “(laughs) I did the same thing to Gandhi once, he didn’t eat for three weeks.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Clone High <ul><li>In this show, one of the main characters is a clone of Mahatma Gandhi. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike the real Gandhi, he is nothing more than a party animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Caused a great deal of controversy in the Indian community. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gandhi (1982) <ul><li>A biographical film about Mohandas (&quot;Mahatma&quot;) Gandhi. </li></ul><ul><li>The most acclaimed tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly accurate in terms of Gandhi’s life and the Indian struggle for independence. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lage Raho Munna Bhai <ul><li>English: Carry on Munna Bhai </li></ul><ul><li>A 2006 Indian musical comedy film. </li></ul><ul><li>Munna Bhai begins to see the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. </li></ul><ul><li>He begins to practice what he calls Gandhigiri . </li></ul><ul><li>This film popularized Gandhism. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Gandhi greatly influenced the world in his lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>His example influenced many recognized people over the years. </li></ul><ul><li>Many portrayals show respect, some choose to mock him. </li></ul><ul><li>“ An eye for and eye only makes the whole world blind.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questionnaire <ul><li>What was Gandhi’s title? </li></ul><ul><li>What nonviolent event is he most known for? </li></ul><ul><li>How did he die? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is recognized for following in Gandhi’s footsteps? </li></ul><ul><li>Name one of the media portrayals from this presentation. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Bibliography <ul><li>Molloy, Michael. Experiencing the World’s Religions Tradition, Challenge, and Change . New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999. pp. 111-113. </li></ul>
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