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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. Gandhi became a leader in a congress against the British Rule in India. Gandhi studied law to go against, the British Rule in India. Gandhi was known for being a non-violent man and for leading non-violent protests.

Gandhi was arrested over three times for "Public Unrest Conspiracies". Gandhi led to the independence of India by his protests. Gandhi provided many peace speeches and independence speeches. Gandhi was assassinated in 1948 by 3 point blank shots to his chest.

Timeline Of India

2500 B.C.

A Indus Valley civilization develops around the Indus river. They use crops to barter with others. Reached the height of power and larger than any other empire.

2000 B.C.

Indus civilization collapses. Thought to be from floorings.

1500 B.C.

Aryan people invade India from the North. Spreaded through the Indus Valley and into the Ganges Valley

6 A.D.

Trade is very popular in India. Silks, berries, spices, and precious stones are bartered.

320 - 550

India is ruled by the Gupta Empire


Mogul Empire begins. Starts to rule North and South India, unifying them.


Great Britain, Holland, and France establish trading points in India for valuable items.


Shah Jahan begins the constructions of the Taj Mahal for his beloved Wife.


British overthrow Mogul and take over India


Mohandas Ghandi launches a nonviolent campaign about resistance against the rule in India by the British.


India gains Independence and is split into two.


Ghandi gets assassinated

Indira Ghandi becomes elected Prime Minister of India. First Prime Minister that is a woman in India.


Bollywood is known as the "Hollywood" Of India. Bollywood has the most sales of the film industry in the ENTIRE world! Bollywood films feature dances, music, and comedies. Lots of the dancing in Bollywood reminds us of Western dances.


Hinduism: Has many gods. It is a religion that is commonly found in SE Asia

  1. Ganesha: is the son of The God, Sheva
  2. Sheva is the goddess of death

  • Brahman: , Is the concept of God in Hinduism.

  • Dharma: "Behavior that makes life possible".

  • Karma: Is when Great effects are acquired from what has been done in the past. (Good) Vice Versa

  • Samsara: Is the repeating cycle of birth, life, death, and reincarnation. In Hinduism, Samsara is thought to be an illusion of life.

  • 3 Hindu Deities are Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism

Fun Facts About India

  • India has over 1.2 billion people living in it.
  • Most popular sport is Cricket.
  • It is illegal to take Rupees out of India.
  • India was the birth of the game Chess
  • All of India is under a Single Time Zone.
  • National animal is the Peacock.


Diwali Is known as the "Festival Of Lights" In India. It is held during the months of October to November. It is a yearly event held for Hinduism. The festival talks about how light is winning over darkness. On Diwali, many people dress up in beautiful clothes that represent everything.

The Taj Mahal

Dear Mrs. Woods,

Today I visited the Taj Mahal! It is known as one of the most Iconic and beautiful places on the planet! Did you know that the Taj Mahal was created by an emperor in memory of his beloved wife? The Taj Mahal took nearly 21 years to finish! Over 3 million people visit it every year!