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

Test your knowledge about Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent leader in India's struggle for independence, known for his advocacy of nonviolent resistance and civil rights. Learn about his early life, activism, and impact on India's history.


Questions and Answers

In what year did Mahatma Gandhi die?

1948

What type of resistance did Mahatma Gandhi practice?

Nonviolent

What event occurred in 1947?

India's independence

Study Notes

  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Gujarat, India.
  • He trained as a lawyer and moved to South Africa in 1893 to represent an Indian merchant.
  • Gandhi became involved in the struggle for civil rights and led nationwide campaigns to end discrimination and poverty.
  • He adopted the practice of nonviolent resistance in his campaigns.
  • In 1947, Britain granted independence to India and the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two dominions.
  • Gandhi attempted to alleviate distress in the months following independence by undertaking several hunger strikes.
  • Gandhi died on January 30, 1948.

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