Unity and Division under Gandhi

Image by Grady Pearson

Essay completed 30 October 2015

On a cold September day in 1931, Mohandas Gandhi arrived in London and was greeted by a crowd of people eager to see the man who was quickly becoming the face of the Indian nationalist movement. Gandhi had come to attend the second Round Table Conference to discuss constitutional reforms with other Indian delegates. At the conference however, Gandhi was unwilling to support his fellow nationalist leaders’ proposition for the establishment of separate electorates for Sikhs, Muslims, and other minority groups. (Gandhi: The Road to Freedom). The London Round Table Conference exemplified Gandhi’s reluctance to treat any group within the Indian population differently from the rest. Continue reading “Unity and Division under Gandhi”