Monhandas Gandhi

  • Birth

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is born.
  • Marriage

    At age 13, Gandhi marries his first wife, Kasturba.
  • Commission

    Gandhi accepts commission to spend one year in South Africa advising on a lawsuit.
  • Satyagraha

    Now under control of the British, the Boer Republic makes an attempt to register all Indians as members. Gandhi and his followers refuse to register, and their resistance marks the first use of nonviolent resistance by the Indian minority in South Africa. The "soul-force" of nonviolent non-cooperation was soon renamed satyagraha.
  • Peaceful Protest

    Peaceful Protest
    Gandhi leads the Indians in Natal and Transvaal in a march peacefully protesting marriage laws and racist poll taxes.
  • Satyagraha Ashram

    Satyagraha Ashram
    Gandhi and his followers establish a religiously-oriented farm, known as Satyagraha Ashram, where Gandhi, his family, and his followers live.
  • Hartal

    In protest of the Rowlatt Act, which drastically curtailed civil liberties in India, nationalists hold a hartal, or a day of fasting and prayer.
  • Amritsar Massacre

    Amritsar Massacre
    Under General Dyer's leadership, British troops slaughter Indian protesters gathered at Jallianwala Bagh.
  • Non-cooperation

    Gandhi calls for a period of non-cooperation in India.
  • First Arrest

    First Arrest
    Gandi is accused of sedition and is arrested.
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    In protest of a salt tax, which forbid Indians to make salt, Gandhi leads a 241 mile march to the coast. This march lasted until April 6, 1931.
  • Second Arrest

    Second Arrest
    After picking up salt on the coast of India, Gandhi and 50,000 other followers are arrested. The government kept the tax, and, as a result, support for Indian Nationalists increased.
  • Fasting

    On September 20th, 1932, Gandhi begins a five day fast to protest the treatment of untouchables.
  • INC

    The Indian National Congress declares its refusal to support the war unless Britain promised independence.
  • Protest of British Rule

    Protest of British Rule
    Lasting until March 2nd, 1943, Gandhi fasts while imprisoned at the Aga Khan's palace in order to protest British rule.
  • Indian Independence

    Indian Independence
    Indian independence becomes official, and India and Pakistan are formed after the partition of the Indian subcontinent.
  • Assassination

    While on his way to Pakistan, Gandhi is shot and killed by Nathuram Vinayuk Godse, a Hindu extremist.