Rat: Hey there, Goat... I'd like to introduce you to Mahatma Gandhi. He changed the entire world through his advocacy of non-violent civil disobedience. Gandhi: He looked at me wrong.
Blaming Gandhi for the violence that followed the partition of India into India and Pakistan is a bit like blaming Jesus Christ for all the violence done in the name of Christianity, or the Prophet for the violence done in the name of Islam. Gandhi fought to keep the nation united, but long-simmering religious and racial animosity came to a boil and no one could have prevented it. The Indian independence movement didn’t begin with Gandhi; he simply brought a novel tactic to the table – non-violent resistance. He certainly wasn’t perfect, but he was no “mass-murderer.”