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.
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.