Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture & Education 2017

Nonviolence Dealt within the Work “Young India” by Mahatma Gandhi

Le Thi Thu Huong

Dang Thi Thu Huong

Nguyen Thi Hong Chuyen

Ta Thi Mai Huong

Phan Minh Huyen

Thai Nguyen University of Education, Vietnam

Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration, Vietnam


Mahatma Gandhi is one of the world’s most famous advocates of non-violence. He spent all his life struggling and committing himself to create a society without the use of force. Gandhi’s thinking was ahead of his own time and stays alive until today. Underlying all this is Gandhi’s impregnable faith in the possibility of a radically better human future if only men will learn to trust the power of non-violent openness to others and to the deeper humanity within us all. To most people this seems impossible. But Gandhi’s great legacy is that his life has certainly shown that, with true dedication, non-violence is possible in the world as it is. This wisdom embodied in the selected work "Young India" could help the Vietnamese students reassess their lives and values when they become mindful of their genuine philosophical bounds and that delineates the Vietnamese attitude towards life in general and towards specific actions in particular. They may rightly be regarded as qualifiers of human acts, influencing their deep driving forces. They are conjoined in the raw materials of the social development of a Vietnamese student as a person existing in a community of people and support the efforts of nation building. For people who live in the present, Gandhi’s principles may also serve as beacons of hope that somehow there is a way for people of different races and cultural backgrounds to love and understand each other and learn to co-exist. They may be enlightened that they can adopt the aforementioned principles and voluntarily accept suffering to achieve a desired change or reform, instead of taking up arms and hurting other people to get what they want.


Nonviolence, Mahatma Gandhi, Ahimsa, Satyagraha, Tapasya