Influence of Gandhiji on Indian English Literature


  • Dr. Ramesh Kumar Shukla Head, Department Of English M.L.K.(P.G.)College, Balrampur India


Mohandas Karamchandra Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, at porbandar. He was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was a pioneer of satyagrah. He was strict follower of truth and nonviolence. He led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Indian calls him “BAAPUâ€. He is officially honoured as the Father of the Nation. Gandhi ji first employed non-violent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community’s struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915,  he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers in protesting excessive land-tax and discrimination. Moreover he highly influenced Indian English Literature also.


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