This is Religion and this is Politics



Mahatma Gandhi is without a doubt one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Even if he had not succeeded in his role as a leader in the Indian independence movement, his revolutionary ideas regarding massive nonviolent protests would have inevitably ensured a lasting legacy. However, Gandhi did succeed. And he did so following his philosophy of Satyagrah. The term Satyagrah comes from two sanskrit words; satya meaning truth and agrah meaning insistence. From March to April of 1930, Gandhi led one of his most famous acts of civil defiance: the Salt March. To protest the British denial of salt to the Indian population, he organized a massive group of people to unite together and disobey as a marginalized society. Sure, they all united around the fact that eating salt was a part of their Indian identities. But what else were they were united around?