India's history has often been associated with the life and thought of Mohandas Gandhi. Gandhi insisted that all his followers remain nonviolent. For him, ahimsa (non-violence) was essential.
What accounted for the success of ahimsa?
Can you think of any American parallels to this technique?
Here are a few things you might want to think about:
1. Non-violence was successful in part because it underscored the violence of the oppressors, who often used violence to combat non-violent protesters. This in turn, influenced public opinion toward those who chose ahimsa. Also, the practice of ahimsa engendered an idea of ...
India's History is contextualized.