The Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Timeline created by NaomiEDavis
  • Gandhis berth

    Gandhis berth
  • Gandhis childhood

    Gandhis childhood
    At the age of 19, Mohandas left home to study law in London at the Inner Temple, one of the city’s four law colleges. Upon returning to India in mid-1891.
  • Gandhis life

    Gandhis life
    Gandhi was appalled by the discrimination he experienced as an Indian immigrant in South Africa. When a European magistrate in Durban asked him to take off his turban, he refused and left the courtroom.
  • Gandhi

    On a train voyage to Pretoria, he was thrown out of a first-class railway compartment and beaten up by a white stagecoach driver after refusing to give up his seat for a European passenger.
  • Gandhi as an adult

    Gandhi as an adult
    Gandhi led a campaign of civil disobedience that would last for the next eight years. During its final phase in 1913, hundreds of Indians living in South Africa, including women, went to jail.
  • Gandhis is good

    Gandhis is good
    the government of South Africa accepted a compromise negotiated by Gandhi and General Jan Christian Smuts, which included important concessions such as the recognition of Indian marriages and the abolition of the existing poll tax for Indians.
  • Gandhi getting arrested

    Gandhi getting arrested
    British authorities arrested Gandhi in March 1922 and tried him for sedition; he was sentenced to six years in prison but was released in 1924 after undergoing an operation for appendicitis.
  • Gandhi going to jail #2

    Gandhi going to jail #2
    A leading voice for India’s Muslim minority–grew frustrated with Gandhi’s methods, and what they saw as a lack of concrete gains. He was Arrested upon his return by a newly aggressive colonial government.
  • Gandhis death

    Gandhis death
    On January 30, 12 days after that fast ended, Gandhi was on his way to an evening prayer meeting in Delhi when he was shot to death by Nathuram Godse.
  • The day after Gandhi died

    The day after Gandhi died
    The next day, 1 million people followed the procession as Gandhi’s body was carried in state through the streets of the city and cremated on the banks of the holy Jumna River.