Mohandas Gandhi

The man who made peace

Gandhi Is Here

Mohandas Gandhi was very important. He helped Indians face discrimination and violence. He led marches like no one else has done. He was a brave man and inspired many people through non-violence. He was a leader. He was... Mohandas Gandhi.

Gandhi's Childhood

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar. He and his family belonged to the Vaisya caste. A Vaisya is part of the caste system. In order to be a Vaisya, your parents had to be a merchant, landowner, or a craftsman. Gandhi was married when he was 13. As he grew up he found studying law interesting and as a result, he began studying law at University College in London.

Making a Move

He moved to South Africa and began seeing Indians being discriminated and he made a campaign of civil disobedience that will last for 8 years. On the final phase of the campaign, Indians living in South Africa, even women, were imprisoned, shot, and even killed. But soon the government in South Africa tried to negotiate with Gandhi to make a new law. A new law took place where Indians no longer had to pay extra tax, and can marry whoever they wanted to. Gandhi didn't hesitate to move back to India. So he did. He moved during the time WWI was taking place giving himself a pat on the back for his accomplishment.

Another?

Gandhi also had a another march called The Salt March. The Salt March took place from March to April 1930 in India. It was an act of civil disobedience led by Gandhi. During the march, thousands of Indians followed Gandhi from his religious retreat to the Arabian Sea coast. It would be a distance of 240 miles. The march ended in an arrest of about 60,000 people, including Gandhi himself. India finally had their independence they wanted from Britain. Giving himself another pat on the back.

Tragic Ending

Everything must sadly come to an end. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was killed by Nathuram Godse. He was brutally shot to death. The next day, about 1 million people followed Gandhi in his coffin and he was carried through the streets of the city of the holy Jumna River. Gandhi was a great man. The act of non-violence got him through tough times and led his fellow Indians to freedom, a third pat on the back.