Mahatma Gandhi

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."

Gandhi's Background Information.

  • Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October 1869 in Porbandar on the Western coast of India and was assasinated on January the 30th 1948 by a young Hindu radical named Nathuram Godse. The assassin blamed Gandhi for making India weaker.
  • Gandhi belonged to the Bania caste and his families religion was Hindu, his mother was a very religious lady.
  • He was a very shy boy and had a very hard time fitting in with others around him, he didn't do very well at school. Teachers would make him copy off other students but he just wouldn't. He thought cheating was very wrong.

"My life is my message."

Gandhi's beliefs and what he was fighting for.

Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world. he remained a committed Hindu throughout his whole life. Mahatma Gandhi has come to be known as the Father of India. Gandhi became famous for fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa. He thought it was better to practice non-violence and truth in all situations and advocated that others do the same. He became a leader of Muslims protesting the declining status of the Caliphate. Assuming leadership of the Indian International Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religions and ethnic amity, increasing economic self-reliance and achieving Swaraj ( The independence of India from British domination. ) Gandhi believed that as he says "we must be the change we want to see in the world." He believes that everyone has a right to speak for themselves and that just because they are different races that they should not be treated any differently to other people. Whilst Gandhi was in South Africa he achieved this goal and fought for the Hindu's rights.