The Life of Gandhi

  • Gandhi was born

    Gandhi was born
    Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India.
  • Gandhi gets married

    Gandhi gets married
    Gandhi gets married at the age of thirteen to Kasturba Makanji.
    She was actua;;y his third wife. Makanji was also 13 years old.
  • Off to study law

    Off to study law
    Gandhi went to London, England to study law, leaving his wife for three years. While in London he also felt the need to study the English religion and change hs dietary habits.
  • Welcome home

    Welcome home
    Gandhi travels back home as a barrister, or a lawyer, in Bombay. Only there for a short while he leaves again.
  • New job

    New job
    After being offered a job in South Africa Gandhi relocates there whilst experiencing racial segregation and degrading first hand. He worked for Dada Abdullah & Co. and the Indian community.
  • Starting a business

    Gandhi decides to open a law office in Johannesberg, South Africa in hopes of a better life and peace.
  • Protests begin

    Protests begin
    Gandhi organizes his first protest against anti-India laws in South Africa. He used a method of action based upon the principles of courage, nonviolence and truth called Satyagraha.
  • Caught for the first time

    Caught for the first time
    Gandhi is imprisoned in South Africa because of his refusal to register. Whilst leading a march of Indian minners.
  • Let's march

    Let's march
    Under Gandhi's leadership, he and many others march peacefully in protest of a racist poll tax and marriage laws. The marches continue through the winter.
  • Home again

    Home again
    Gandhi returns to India.
  • Go to jail

    Go to jail
    Gandhis is imprisoned again because sedition. He is in jail for 6 years.
  • Let the March begin

    Let the March begin
    Gandhi starts the Salt March because the British raised taxes on taxes.
  • We found salt

    We found salt
    Gandhi reaches the Indian Ocean ending the Salt March.
  • R.I.P. Kasturbai

    R.I.P. Kasturbai
    Gandhi's wife Kasturbai dies due to chronic bronchitis at age 74.
  • Independent?

    India gets its independence from the British is official. The partition into two countries, India and Pakistan now happens.
  • R.I.P. Mohandas Gandhi

    R.I.P. Mohandas Gandhi
    Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Vinayuk Godse, a Hindu nationalist.