Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Kathiawar, India. Gandhi became th...
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Kathiawar, India. Gandhi became the preeminent leader politically and ideologically in India during the independence movement in India. He pioneered the belief in the resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, based on total non violence. His concept helped India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom around the world.
After Gandhi return to India in 1915, was devoted to the organization of peasants, farmers and urban workers protesting excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assume leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Mahatma Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to alleviate poverty, expanding women's rights, building religious and ethnic friendship, ending untouchability, increasing economic autonomy, but above all for achieving Swaraj-the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi was famous Indians to protest the salt tax imposed in Britain 400 kilometers or 250 miles Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later called the British to leave India in 1942. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned for many years, on many occasions, both in South Africa and India.
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