Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was the primary leader of India's independence movement and also the architect of a form of civil disobedience that would influence the world. Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar,India, Mahatma Gandhi studied law and came to advocate for the rights of Indians, both at home and in South Africa. Gandhi became a leader of India's independence movement, organizing boycotts against British institutions in peaceful forms of civil disobedience. He was killed by a fanatic in 1948.

Accomplishments

1869 - Date of Birth1893 - Gandhi went to Africa1914 - Gandhi returned to India1922 - Gandhi was jailed1931 - Gandhi released from prison1948 - Date of Death

His goal was to help poor farmers and laborers protest oppressive taxation and discrimination. He struggled to alleviate poverty, liberate women and put an end to caste discrimination, with the ultimate objective being self-rule for India.Following his civil disobedience campaign , he was jailed for conspiracy. In 1930, he led a landmark 320 km/200 mi march to the sea to collect salt in symbolic defiance of the government monopoly.

Lasting Impact

Gandhi has become the symbol of freedom and peace.

Citations

Source list- bbc.co.uk- wikipedia.org- history.co.uk

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