Passive resistance

Disinterest in worldly possessions, practice of Brahmacharya, fight against ‘black acts’ by passive resistance, eschewing violence as a tool for resistance,  Satyagraha, prosecution, imprisonments, releases, travels up and down London…and the Gandhi who was familiar and famous  in later days had now arrived….

What followed was a remarkable  period of continuous struggles for the cause of the Indians in South Africa, negotiations, passive resistance against the rude and unyielding colonial rulers, prosecutions, and imprisonments several times, transferred from jail to jail.... the Gandhi of the later days  was born and baptized. 

He corresponded with Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian writer on his Satyagraha Movement (1910). Leo Tolstoy wrote to Gandhi that the question of Satyagraha (Passive Resistance for Tolstoy) was of the greatest importance for the whole humanity.