Mahatma Gandhi's Life and Legacy
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Mahatma Gandhi's Life and Legacy

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In which year did Mahatma Gandhi return to India?

1915

What did Mahatma Gandhi do in South Africa?

Campaign for civil rights

What was the date of Mahatma Gandhi's death?

January 30, 1948

Study Notes

  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in the coastal town of Porbandar in Gujarat, India.
  • He was educated at the Inner Temple in London and became a lawyer in 1891.
  • Gandhi moved to South Africa in 1893 to represent an Indian merchant in a lawsuit.
  • He lived in South Africa for 21 years, where he campaigned for civil rights and opposed discrimination against Indians.
  • In 1915, Gandhi returned to India and began leading the Indian National Congress.
  • Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for ending poverty, expanding womens rights, building religious and ethnic amity, and achieving self-rule.
  • In the months following independence, he undertook several hunger strikes to stop religious violence.
  • Gandhi died on January 30, 1948, in Delhi at the age of 80.

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