Mahatma gandhi

The Life of Mohandas Ganghi

  • Birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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    The Life of Mohandas Gandhi

  • Gandhi and Kasturbai are married.

  • Outbreak of Boer War (1899-1901) in South Africa. Gandhi organizes an ambulance corps for the British.

  • Gandhi returns to India to attend the Indian National Congress. G.K. Gokhale introduces him to nationalist leaders.

  • The Boer Republic Transvaal, now under the control of the British, attempts to register all Indians as members; Gandhi and others refuse to register. Their resistance efforts mark the first use of nonviolent non-cooperation by the Indian minority in South

  • Gandhi is arrested and sentenced to two months in prison.

  • Gandhi is arrested again, spends a month in jail.

  • Indians in Natal and Transvaal, under Gandhi's leadership, march peacefully in protest of a racist poll tax and marriage laws. The marches continue through the winter.

  • Gandhi and Smuts, the Prime Minister of the Transvaal, reach an agreement, ending the protests.

  • Gandhi arrives in England, just at the outbreak of World War I(1914-1918).

  • Gandhi returns home to India, and receives a hero's welcome.

  • Gandhi and his followers found Satyagraha ashram, the religiously-oriented communal farm where Gandhi, his family, and his followers will live.

  • Gandhi calls for a period of non-cooperation across India.

  • Gandhi is arrested for sedition.

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    Gandhi avoids politics, focusing his writings on the improvement of India.

  • Despite his long absence from politics, Gandhi becomes President of the Indian National Congress.

  • Gandhi publishes the Declaration of Independence of India.

  • British government yields to protests, releases all prisoners, invites a Congress representative to Britain for a Round Table Conference (the Congress asks Gandhi to be this representative).

  • Gandhi is arrested for sedition, and held without a trial.

  • Gandhi fasts in prison to protest the treatment of untouchables.

  • World War II begins, lasting until 1945.

  • Gandhi fasts nearly a month while imprisoned, to protest British rule.

  • Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Vinayuk Godse, a Hindu nationalist.