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  • Gandhi's speech about non-violence:
    I am asking you to fight! To fight against their anger, not to provoke it. We will not strike a blow, but we will receive them. And through our pain we will make them see their injustice, and it will hurt - as all fighting hurts. But we cannot lose. We cannot. They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then, they will have my dead body — not my obedience.
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  • The Dharasana salt works protest, and Walker's telling of it:
    They walked, both Hindu and Muslim alike, with heads held high, without any hope of escape, from injury or death. It went on and on into the night. Women carried the wounded and broken bodies from the road until they dropped from exhaustion. But still, it went on and on. Whatever moral ascendancy the West held was lost here today. India is free, for she has taken all that steel and cruelty can give, and she has neither cringed nor retreated.
  • Nehru completely losing it when a heckler shouts out "Death to Gandhi!". He plunges into a hostile crowd without any fear at all, furiously demanding that the man show himself. By the time he's done, the whole crowd has been shamed and stunned into silence.
    "Who dares say such a thing?! Who?! You kill me first! Come! Where are you? Kill me first! Where are you?!"
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  • Real Life example: The fact that they got over 300,000 people for the funeral scene. This is more people on screen than in literally any other scene in any other movie.


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