Gandhi's LIfe

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  • Birthday

    Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India
  • Marriage

    Gandhi gets married at the age of thirteen to a 14 year old Kasturba Makanji. The marriage was arranged by their parents.
  • Law Student

    Gandhi sails to England to he can study law at the University College London. He studied Indian law and jurisprudence and to train as a a barrister at the Inner Temple.
  • South African Civil Rights Movement

    Gandhi accepts a job in South Africa. Gandhi faced the discrimination directed at Indians. Gandhi began to question his place in society and his people's standing in the British Empire.
  • Indian Opinion

    Gandhi wrote in the Indian Opinion of his time in a South African prison. He wrote "Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilised—the convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and live almost like animals... The kaffirs' sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness. They're loafers... a species of humanity almost unknown among the Indians."
  • Gandhi's Return to India

    n 1915, Gandhi returned from South Africa to live in India. He spoke at the conventions of the Indian National Congress, but was introduced to Indian issues, politics and the Indian people primarily by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, a respected leader of the Congress Party at the time.
  • Jail Time

    After a big trial, Gandhi is sentenced to six years in jail.
  • Salt March

    Gandhi then launched a new satyagraha against the tax on salt in March 1930. This was highlighted by the famous Salt March to Dandi from 12 March to 6 April, where he marched 388 kilometres (241 mi) from Ahmedabad to Dandi, Gujarat to make salt himself. Thousands of Indians joined him on this march to the sea. He was then jailed for breaking the salt laws.
  • Protecting Untouchables

    In 1932, through the campaigning of the Dalit leader B. R. Ambedkar, the government granted untouchables separate electorates under the new constitution. In protest, Gandhi embarked on a six-day fast in September 1932. This was the start of a new campaign by Gandhi to improve the lives of the untouchables, whom he named Harijans, the children of God.
  • All Indian Village Industries Association

    He launches the All Indian Village Industries Association at at Wardha and devoted most of his time towards reorganization of Indian villages. Gandhiji started experiments in rural life-style such as revival of village crafts and agro processing industries, village cleanliness, diet reforms, etc., so that villages could be developed as ideal surroundings to live in.
  • Quit India

    Gandhi begins the nationwide "Quit India" movement. Quit India became the most forceful movement in the history of the struggle, with mass arrests and violence on an unprecedented scale. Thousands of freedom fighters were killed or injured by police gunfire, and hundreds of thousands were arrested. Gandhi and his supporters made it clear they would not support the war effort unless India were granted immediate independence
  • Personal Blows

    his wife Kasturba died after 18 months imprisonment on 22 February 1944. Six weeks later Gandhi suffered a severe malaria attack. He was released before the end of the war on 6 May 1944 because of his failing health and necessary surgery; the Raj did not want him to die in prison and enrage the nation.
  • Independance

    On the 14 and 15 August 1947 the Indian Independence Act was invoked and the following carnage witnessed a displacement of up to 12.5 million people in the former British Indian Empire with an estimated loss of life varying from several hundred thousand to a million.
  • Gandhi's Dealth

    Gandhi was shot while he was walking to a platform from which he was to address a prayer meeting. The assassin, Nathuram Godse, was a Hindu nationalist with links to the extremist Hindu Mahasabha, who held Gandhi responsible for weakening India by insisting upon a payment to Pakistan.