Mahatma Gandhi's Life

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When did India become independent?


What did Gandhi do after India's independence?

Visited newly independent areas

When did Gandhi die?

January 30, 1948

Study Notes

  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Gujarat, India.
  • He trained as a lawyer and began practicing in India in 1891 but was unsuccessful.
  • In 1915, he returned to India and began leading protests against discrimination and poverty.
  • Gandhi became leader of the Indian National Congress in 1921 and led nationwide campaigns for Indian independence.
  • In 1947, India became independent and the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two dominions.
  • Gandhi visited the newly independent areas and attempted to stop religious violence.
  • In 1948, he began a hunger strike to pressure the Indian government to pay Pakistan. After completing the strike, he died on January 30, 1948.

Test your knowledge about the life of Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement who advocated for nonviolent civil disobedience. Learn about his early life, legal career, leadership in the Indian National Congress, and his efforts to promote peace and independence.

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