Gandhi and his ‘Experiments with Truth’
A look at the life and beliefs of the 20th century Indian leader and apostle of non-violence.
“According to Homer A. Jack, Mohandas K. Gandhi was “one of the truly great creative personalities of our age. He is certainly the most important figure produced in centuries by a non-Western civilization” (Jack, v). Gandhi is perhaps best known for his stance on non-violent response to war and oppression and social injustices. His works and philosophy have certainly influenced Western civilization. His belief in liberation of the people from oppressive regimes and in non-violent methods of protest must certainly have influenced the American, Martin Luther King. Many of King’s activities are similar to those of Ghandi. Both men, unfortunately, were assassinated for their beliefs.”