Mahatma Gandhi: Life and Contribution

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What year did Mahatma Gandhi return to India?

What was the name of the political organization that Mahatma Gandhi led?

What did Mahatma Gandhi accept in 1947?

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  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2nd, 1869, in the coastal town of Porbandar, Gujarat.
  • He trained as a lawyer and began his political career in South Africa, where he worked for Indian merchants.
  • He returned to India in 1915 and led the Indian National Congress, a political organization devoted to achieving independence from British rule.
  • He employed nonviolent resistance to win support for his cause and led nationwide campaigns for social reform.
  • In 1947, British India was partitioned into India and Pakistan, and Gandhi was opposed to the idea. However, he accepted independence for both countries.
  • Following independence, he worked to resolve religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims. He died in 1948, at the age of 78.

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Test your knowledge about the life and contributions of Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement. Learn about his early life, political career, nonviolent resistance, and efforts to promote social reform and religious harmony.

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