By: Rotimi Flaveney
- Born October 2, 1869
- Gandhi's father was the chief of Pohandar India
- He praised the Hindu god Vishnu and practiced Janism, an Acient Indian religion that practiced non-violence, vegetarianism and meditation heavily
- Gandhi was forced into an arranged marriage at the age of 13
- Studied law before becoming a political leader
What did he do?
- Gandhi lead a different form of rebellion for Indians under British rule in 1940
- This was known as civil disobedience
- he first engaged in civil disobedience when he was in South Africa when he was shown racial injustice by whites in the area
- Gandhi was imprisoned for two years after leading a march that turned violent against British rule
- When he was released Gandhi led his revolutionary salt march against the British tax on salt that Indians used in great amounts
- The salt march resulted in the imprisonment of 60,000 indians but later granted indias independance in 1947
Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948 a year after independence was granted. He was shot in the chest at point blank range 3 or 4 times. Gandhi proved to have a huge impact on India being one of its biggest political figures in history.
Mini Bio: Gandhi