An extraordinary human being whose ideology, based on the foundations of truth, honesty, nonviolence, hard work and service to humanity meant Mahatma Gandhi was and still remains one of the most important and influential people of all time. At the core of all his endeavours was the belief in the strength of the ordinary human being.

In 1893, at the young age of 24, whilst he was working as a lawyer in South Africa, he was brutally thrown down from a first class carriage of a train for being a non-white passenger in an all white carriage. This incident became a defining moment of change, not just for one man but for a whole nation.

Gandhi was to take up the fight against racial oppression with his weapon of nonviolence or Ahimsa and Satyagraha as his strategy. Satyagraha, or Force of Truth, embodies self-restraint through peaceful violation of certain laws, occasional mass protest or hartal, and spectacular marches nurtured by an indomitable spirit to fight repression without fear.

" If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him ... We need not wait to see what others do."



Coin Collection of 5 Limited Edition Silver 1oz Coins

2015 commemorates one hundred years of Mahatma Gandhi's decision to dedicate his life to the Nation of India. In celebration of this momentous occasion The East India Company is releasing a series of five limited edition silver coins spanning the historic years from his arrival in India in 1915 to the celebration of Indian Independence Day in 1947.


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