Mohandas Gandhi by David Downing – Reading Blog 24


Book # 24                                Words: 23595                                    Date:  28 /Jan/2015


Title:  Mohandas Gandhi                                                                 Author: Downing, David


Genre ~ Non-Fiction:  Biography      



  • Opening Sentence:

It is early April 1930.


  • Favourite word / phrase / sentence:

A handful of salt.



  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

Satyagraha- force of truth



  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

This book is about Mohandas or Mahatma Gandhi. From this book, I had learned that he was promoting peace and also he was a lawyer as well. I had learned that he had been through some tough times as well. He had been in jail for a long time as he had also been beating up when he had picked up salt. When he had picked up the salt, he was apparently disobeying the rules. You were not allowed to pick up salt in India, according to the British. I would never had thought about being like him. I do try to promote peace, but I would never disobey the laws to do it. To me, I try to stick to the rules when I do something. I would not dare to break the laws to do it. What he had did was brave and without that braveness, nothing can be achieved. I learned from this book that you need to be brave to be able to do what you want. Without this characteristic, you may not be able to get anything done. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody to read. I would especially recommend this book to those who are interested in these public influential figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., or Nelson Mandela. All of these people are very interesting and if you are interested in them, I would recommend you to read about Gandhi. When you read about him, you would be truly amazed. 

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