Mahatma Gandhi’s vision and voice have a rare resonance in numerous hearts around the world because it springs from the timeless humanistic vision. Comment. (15 Marks)

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  • The question wants us to express our knowledge and understanding of Gandhi’s values of humanism and his contribution to the same endeavour.
  • In the introduction, write a few introductory lines about the role of Mahatma Gandhi towards the freedom struggle and in eradicating/ fighting against various social evils in the society.
  • In the main body of the answer, discuss in detail about the Gandhian values of humanism. E.g His experience with truth and his commitment to serve those in need are inspirational; As he himself had said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”; This vision of service and humanism, and transforming noble thoughts to tangible action, has inspired several generations of world leaders; Gandhiji was an inspiration to all mankind. He truly believed that cleansing our inner being of all evils is as important as cleansing our countries of colonialism. His deep sense of compassion and inclusiveness permeated his outlook on humanity — this included his opponents as well. Mahatma Gandhi said: “I am endeavouring to see God through service of humanity for I know that God is neither in heaven, nor down below, but in everyone.” etc.


The main pillars of Gandhi’s philosophy were non-violence, tolerance of others, respect for all religions and a simple life.


Gandhi believes that the true core of a person is the part that is not selfish and which works for others.  He is saying that the essence of what we really are (the thing that we have to find) is caring for others. 


Gandhi, in short, was a leader looking for a spiritual cause. He found it, of course, in his non-violence and, ultimately, in independence for India. Truth, Satya, was the central axis of the Gandhian system of thought and practice. For Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, everything turned on Truth – satyagraha, swaraj, ahimsa, ashram, brahmacharya, yajna, charkha, khadi, and finally, moksha itself. Gandhi’s life and ideas arranged around the axial principle of Truth.


Gandhi made great use of the Bible in his prayers, teachings, writings and Ashram liturgies. He was often accused of being a crypto-Christian. Gandhi considered interculturalism as a call for simultaneous awareness of commonalities, acceptance of differences, and recognition of shared values.


Gandhi had the blend of sincerity and efficiency bringing forth the most positive strength. Gandhi accomplished any given task with honesty and diligence. Once a decision was made he gave his all to it.

He used to follow up till the end of the task. He used to be positive even under all difficult circumstances and had an optimistic view about life and never lost hope. He maintained impeccable integrity in individual life and public conduct


He looked at life holistically and worked with utmost concentration. He treated all work as God-given gift and all jobs were of equal importance. He had a keen desire to restore the dignity of all human beings. Advanced on the path of  morality, spirituality and his ethical progress was by being firm on Truth 

Impacted the world leaders:

He firmly believed that the spirit of genuine reciprocity and solidarity is not just a moral requirement, but also a geopolitical necessity. Gandhian technique of mobilising people has been successfully employed by many oppressed societies around the world under the leadership of people like Martin Luther King in the United States, Nelson Mandela in South Africa which is an eloquent testimony to the continuing relevance of Mahatma Gandhi.

There are ample events and incidents insisting that we can continue to consult Gandhi on all manner of issues that may trouble our individual or collective conscience. Truth is the key to Gandhi’s philosophy, and we rely on Gandhi even decades after his death and long after his supposed lapse into political irrelevance. To be sure, Gandhi certainly deserves the honour as a courageous fighter, a deep thinker, and a great leader of men and ideas.



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Deepanshu Gulyani
Deepanshu Gulyani
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