Mahatma Gandhi's Life and Achievements

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True or false: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi nait le 2 octobre 1869?

True or false: Gandhi a commencé à travailler en Inde en 1891?

True or false: Gandhi est mort en 1948?

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  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in the coastal town of Porbandar, Gujarat, to a Hindu family.
  • He trained as a lawyer and began practicing in India in 1891, but was unsuccessful.
  • Gandhi moved to South Africa in 1893 to represent an Indian merchant in a lawsuit and began to employ nonviolent resistance.
  • In 1915, he returned to India and led the Indian National Congress, which campaigned for a variety of social reforms.
  • In 1947, India became independent, and the British Indian Empire was partitioned into India and Pakistan. Gandhi opposed the official celebration of independence and visited areas affected by religious violence.
  • In 1948, he began a long fast to pressure the Indian government to pay Pakistan some cash assets. He completed the fast in January 1949.
  • Gandhi died on January 30, 1948, at the age of 80.

Test your knowledge of Mahatma Gandhi, the influential leader who led India's nonviolent struggle for independence. Learn about his life, activism, and impact on Indian history.

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