Nelson Mandela: The ‘Troublemaker’ Who Fought For Peace And Justice In South Africa
Nelson Mandala, one of the most remarkable personality of the 20th Century. Born in an era of racial segregated and oppression in South Africa, in the village of Mvezo, Transkei, a tiny village on the banks of Maashe River in the district of Umtata, South Africa on 18th July 1918, his name was Rolihlahla , in, Rolihlahla meaning ‘trouble maker’. He was first person in his family, who went for English education, where his British teacher Miss Mdingane gave his name Nelson. This is the first time, where young children were able to understand, the interesting game of cultural domination, through the education, in this process, first he received new name. That time the whites either unable or unwilling to pronounce an African name, and considered it uncivilized to have one. As Nelson Mandlea himself described in his autobiography “The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture and British Institutions were automatically assumed to be superior”.
Now, he became one of the respected leader of the world, He had strong connection with India, he inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of Non-Violence. India as a Nation and the people of this country supported struggle of freedom lead by Mandela.