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The history of Gandhi and India

  • East India Company

    East India Company
    Revolt of East India Company Indian National Congress of 1857, and Gandhi is in struggle for freedom.
  • Government of India Act

    Government of India Act
    Ending a century of control by the East India Company, the British Crown established in India
  • Hindu Indian National Congress

    Hindu Indian National Congress
    The Hindu Indian National Congress was created in order to get rid of the foreign rulling in India
  • South Africa

    South Africa
    Gandhi goes to South Africa to work in a law firm, and through out the time he was working here was when he started to develop his non-violence ideas and opposition to European racial discrimination against Indians in South Africa.
  • Ghandi in Prison

    Ghandi in Prison
    First time he is imprisioned, he was arrested in South Africa for his refusal to register with the government.
  • Denial to Follow the Transvaal Asiatic Registration Act

    Denial to Follow the Transvaal Asiatic Registration Act
    When the government announced that all indians had to register and provide identification on demand or risk deportation Gandhi asked all Indians to peacefully resist, which they agreed and had seven years of protest
  • Muslim League

    Muslim League
    Gandhi begins evolving his first non-violent protest for the first time, creating the indian Muslim Rights group in South Afica
  • Given the Title

    Given the Title
    "Great Soul", this is how they started to call Gandhi, "Mahatma". Title given by the Hindus to their holiest man.
  • Return to India

    Return to India
    Gandhi returns to India like a hero, after peacefully fighting and standing up against the South African government.
  • Indian Troops and Gandhi return

    Indian Troops and Gandhi return
    Indian Troops return home from fighting the british side which had promised equality and reforms to have more right, but still they were treated like second-class citizens
  • Rowlatt Act

    Rowlatt Act
    British pass the Rowlatt Act, allowing the government to jail protesters without trial for as short as 2 years.
  • Amristar Massacre

    Amristar Massacre
    Muslims and Hindus gathered in Amristar in a fair to pray and to listen to political speeches, which the british government after having public gatherings prohibited felt like a treath and wew ordered to fire at the unarmed Indians killing 400 Indians and leaving 1,200 wounded.
  • Congress Party and Civil Disobedience

    Congress Party and Civil Disobedience
    The Congress Party allowed civil disobedience, Gandhi began his civil disobedience campaing and became the leader of the Independence Movement, consisting in public refusal to obey an unjust law and nonviolence as the means to achieve it.
  • Gandhi is imprisioned

    Gandhi is imprisioned
    Accused of sedition Gandhi is sent to jail is sent to jail for 6 years
  • Gandhi becomes ruler

    Gandhi becomes ruler
    Gandhi becomes President of the Indian National Congress
  • Indian Declaration of Independence

    Indian Declaration of Independence
    Indian Declaration of Independence is published.
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    Protesting against the Salt Act which was an act that said that all Indians were only allowed to buy salt from the British and had to pay a high tax for it, gandhi and his followers walked about 240 miles to the seacoast and started creating their own salt evaporating the sea salt water.
  • Gandhi Arrested

    Gandhi Arrested
    Gandhi is arrested for violating the salt laws, causing as well movement in all India.
  • Gandhi fasts

    Gandhi fasts
    While being in prison, Gandhi fasts in a protest against the treatment of the lower-class, also called the untouchables.
  • Government of India Act

    Government of India Act
    British Parliament providd this act which provided India with local self government and limited democratic elections, but not total independence.
  • Partition of India and Independe

    Partition of India and Independe
    India and Pakistan separate, oficial day they get independence, and this independence was set forth in the Indian Independence Act.
  • Gandhi´s Death

    Gandhi´s Death
    Gandhi is killed by Nathuram Vinayuk Godse who was a Hindu Nationalist in the Indian Capital Dehli.