Mahatma Gandhi's Life and Legacy

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When did Mahatma Gandhi die?

January 30, 1948

What did Gandhi do during the Quit India movement in 1942?

He led nationwide campaigns for civil rights and freedom

What happened in 1947?

Britain granted independence to India

Study Notes

  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Gujarat, India.
  • He trained as a lawyer and began working in India in 1893 but was unsuccessful.
  • In 1915, he returned to India and soon became involved in the Indian National Congress, which was fighting for independence from British rule.
  • Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for civil rights and freedom, including the Dandi Salt March in 1930 and the Quit India movement in 1942.
  • In 1947, Britain granted independence to India and the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two dominions, a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan.
  • Gandhi did not celebrate independence, instead visiting the affected areas to try to stop religious violence.
  • Gandhi undertook several hunger strikes in the months following independence in order 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.

Test your knowledge on the life and contributions of Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent leader of the Indian independence movement. From his early struggles as a lawyer to his pivotal role in India's freedom struggle and his efforts to promote peace and religious harmony, this quiz examines the key events in Gandhi's life.

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