Mahatma Gandhi's Life and Achievements
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Mahatma Gandhi's Life and Achievements

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When did Mahatma Gandhi return to India?


What did Gandhi campaign for in South Africa?

Building religious and ethnic amity

When did Gandhi die?

January 30, 1948

Study Notes

  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in the coastal town of Porbandar, Gujarat, India.
  • He trained as a lawyer and started his own law practice in India, but was unable to achieve success.
  • In 1893, Gandhi moved to South Africa to represent an Indian merchant in a lawsuit.
  • He lived in South Africa for 21 years, during which time he campaigned for civil rights and against discrimination.
  • In 1915, Gandhi returned to India and became the leader of the Indian National Congress.
  • Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding womens rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, and achieving self-rule.
  • In 1947, British India was partitioned into India and Pakistan, and Gandhi opposed the decision.
  • Gandhi undertook several hunger strikes between 1947 and 1948 to pressure the Indian government to pay out some cash assets owed to Pakistan.
  • Gandhi died on January 30, 1948, at the age of 80.

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