After the war

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After the war, Gandhi's reputation as a leader grew. He became even more adamant in  his personal principles, practicing sexual abstinence, renouncing modern technology,  and developing  satyagraha –literally, "soul- force."  Satyagraha  was a method of non- violent resistance, often called "non-cooperation," that he and his allies used to great  effect against the white governments in South Africa. Their willingness to endure  punishment and jail earned the admiration of people in Gandhi's native India, and  eventually won concessions from the Boer and British rulers. By 1914, when Gandhi left  South Africa and returned to India, he was known as a holy man: people called him a  "Mahatma", or "great soul." At this point, he was still loyal to the British Empire, but when the British cracked down  on Indian civil liberties after  World War I , Gandhi began to organize nonviolent protests. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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