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Mohandas Gandhi

  • Gandi is born!

    Gandi is born!
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born in Porbandar in Gujarat.
  • Gandhi goes to England

    Gandhi goes to England
    Mahatma Gandhi, breaking with caste tradition, went to England to study law when he was 19.
  • Marriage

    Gandhi got married at the age of thirteen to Kasturbai.
  • Gandhi comes back

    Mahatma Gandhi, retuned to India from England.
  • NIC

    Gandhi established the Natal Indian Congress (NIC). Although the NIC began as an organization for wealthy Indians, Gandhi worked diligently to expand its membership to all classes and castes
  • Coming Back

    1896, after living three years in South Africa, Gandhi sailed to India with the intention of bringing his wife and two sons back with him. In India there was a bubonic plague outbreak.Gandhi offered to help inspect latrines and offer suggestions for better sanitation.
  • To Africa

    To Africa
    Gandhi and his family headed back for South Africa.
  • Law Office

    Law Office
    Gandhi decides to open a law office in Johannesbe South Africa
  • Protest

    Gandhi organizes his first protest against anti-Indian laws in South Africa .
  • 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."
  • Returning to Inida again

    Gandhi decided it was time to head back to India. On his way home, Gandhi was scheduled to make a short stop in England. However, when World War I broke out during his journey, Gandhi decided to stay in England and form another ambulance corps of Indians to help the British. When the British air caused Gandhi to take ill, he sailed to India in January 1915.
  • Gandhi sent to jail

    Gandhi sent to jail
    Gandhi was jailed for sedition and after a trial was sentenced to six years in prison. After two years, Gandhi was released due to ill-health following surgery to treat his appendicitis. Upon his release, Gandhi found his country embroiled in violent attacks between Muslims and Hindus.
  • Beganing of the Salt March

    Beganing of the Salt March
    In 1930 in order to help free India from British control, Mahatma Gandhi proposed a non-violent march protesting the British Salt Tax, continuing Gandhi's pleas for civil disobedience. The Salt Tax essentially made it illegal to sell or produce salt, allowing a complete British monopoly. Since salt is necessary in everyone's daily diet, everyone in India was affected. The Salt Tax made it illegal for workers to freely collect their own salt from the coasts of India, making them buy salt they
  • End of the Salt March

    End of the Salt March
    Gandhi and his satyagrahis reached the coast. After prayers were offered, Gandhi spoke to the large crowd. He picked up a tiny lump of salt, breaking the law. Within moments, the satyagrahis followed Gandhi's passive defiance, picking up salt everywhere along the coast.
  • Gandhi's Fasting

    Gandhi's Fasting
    As penance for the violence, Gandhi began a 21-day fast, known as the Great Fast of 1924. Still ill from his recent surgery, many thought he would die on day twelve, but he rallied. The fast created a temporary peace.
  • Launches the 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. Gandhi 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.
  • " Qiut 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
  • Wife Dies

    Wife Dies
    Gandhi's wife dies at age seventy-four
  • India is Free

    India is Free
    India becomes free from 200 years of British Rule. A major victory for Gandhian principles and non-violence in general.
  • Ganhi dies.

    Ganhi dies.
    Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic at a prayer meeting