Gandhi's trajectory

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  • born

    He was born in Porbandar, a coastal town in British India.
  • got married

    got married
    He was married to Kasturbai Makhanji at the age13. They had four sons between 1888 and 1900.
  • Began to study

    Began to study
    Gandhi travelled to London, England, to study law at University College.
  • Went to South Africa

    Went to South Africa
    He tried unsuccessfully to practice law in India, then he went to South Africa to work for a British firm.
  • Organized Ambulance Corps.

    Organized Ambulance Corps.
    On the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899, Gandhi organized an Indian Ambulance Corps of 1100 men.
  • Pariticipation in Zulu's rebellion.

    Pariticipation in Zulu's rebellion.
    The British declared a war against the Zulus, in retaliation. Gandhi actively encouraged the British to recruit Indians. He argued that Indians should support the war efforts in order to legitimize their claims to full citizenship.
  • came back to India

    came back to India
    In 1915, Gandhi returned from South Africa to live in India. He spoke at the conventions of the Indian National Congress. He created the Indian Independence Movement.
  • Fought for the rights of the lowest cast of India.

    Fought for the rights of the lowest cast of India.
    He set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers in protesting excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921.
  • Was willed

    Was willed
    Gandhi was shot while he was walking to a platform from which he was to address a prayer meeting.

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was a major spiritual and political leader of India and the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence-which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.