Timeline created by Emily yvonne
  • Gandhi’s birth

    Gandhi’s birth
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, near Bombay.
  • Gandhi’s marriage

    Gandhi’s marriage
    Gandhi was married when he was 13 years old. He was married to Kasturba Gandhi.
  • Unsuccessful in Bombay

    Unsuccessful in Bombay
    In 1891 he returned to India, but unsuccessful in Bombay, he went to South Africa in 1893. At Natal he was the first so-called “colored” lawyer admitted to the supreme court. He then built a large practice.
  • Founding of Natal Indian Congress

    Founding of Natal Indian Congress
    In 1894 he founded the Natal Indian Congress to agitate for Indian rights. Yet he remained loyal to the British Empire.
  • Boer War

    Boer War
    In 1899, during the Boer War, he raised an ambulance corps. And he served the South African government.
  • Beginning of peaceful revolution

    Beginning of peaceful revolution
    In 1906, Gandhi began his peaceful revolution. He declared he would go to jail or even die before obeying an anti-Asian law.
  • Noncooperation campaign

    Noncooperation campaign
    In 1920 he launched a noncooperation campaign against Britain, urging Indians to spin their own cotton and to boycott British goods, courts, and government. This led to his imprisonment from 1922 to 1924.
  • Salt tax

    Salt tax
    In 1930, in the protest of a salt tax, Gandhi led thousands of Indians on a 200 mile march to the sea to collect their own salt. Again he was jailed.
  • Retires

    In 1934 he retired as head of the party. He still remained its actual leader.
  • Victory

    In 1947 victory came when India won its independence. The subcontinent split into two countries (India and Pakistan) and brought Hindu-Muslim riots.
  • Gandhi’s death

    Gandhi’s death
    On January 30, 1948, while on his way to a prayer in Delhi, Gandhi was killed by a Hindu who had been maddened by the Mahatma’s efforts to reconcile Hindus and Muslims.
  • Honor

    In January 1997, almost 50 years after his assassination, the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were spread in the Ganges River during a ceremony honoring his memory. During the ceremony the people chanted slogans in remembrance of the man who had succeeded.