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Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi was born and raised in a hindu merchant castle, family in coastle Gujarati, western India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London,Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an experted lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants,farmers, and urban laboueres to protest against excessive land - tax and discrimination.



Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, but above all for achieving swaraj or self-rule.He led India Independence and inspired movements of civil rights and freedom across the world. He lived modestly in a self-sufficent-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn hand spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as means of both self-purification and social protest.

Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal is one of the eight wonders of the world, and some western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. The Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. The Taj Mahal seems to glow in the light of the full moon. Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shan Jahan in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India.

Timeline

In 1858 - India is under rule of British crown after failed Indian mutiny.

In 1885 Indian national congress founded as forum for emerging nationalist feeling.

In 1920 - 22 nationalist figure head Mahatma Gandhi launches anti - British civil disobeadience campaign.

In 1942 - 43 congress launches " Quit India " movement.

In 1947 - End of British rule and partition of sub - continent into mainly Hindu India and Muslim majority state of Pakistan

1910's - Fluor construction company founded in 1912.

1920's - Fluor introduces Buddha cooling tower in 1921

1930's - Fluor constructs pipelines across the U.S

1940's - Fluor receives contract from carter oil company for a refinery in Montana in 1947

1950's - Fluor corporation goes public on both New York and Pacific coast stock exchanges

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Fun Facts

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  • India has the second largest population in the world, with over 1.2 billion people (1,205,073,612


    India belongs to the continent of Asia, it's bordered by the countries Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, and Pakistan.


    The highest mountain in India is Kanchenjunga, standing at 8,598m (28,209 ft), which it shares with Nepal. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world.


    There are many different languages are spoken in India. The main ones are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, and Urdu.


    Mahatma Gandhi is famous for the important part he played in gaining India's independence.

What is Hinduism

hinduism is the worlds oldest extant religion with a billion followers which makes it the worlds third largest religion. Brahman is both impersonal and unknowable and is often believed to exist in three separate forms.Dharma is an important term in indian religion.Karma is a Sanskrit word whose literal meaning is action.This process of reincarnation is called samsara, a continuos cycle in which the soul is reborn over and over and over again according to the law of action and reaction.

Diwali

Diwali or the festival of lights is an ancient hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year . The festival spirtually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorence, good over evil, and hope over despair.
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Ganges River

The Ganges River is the holiest river in any religion. It bears Immense signifigance to the Hindus.As a river,the Ganga contributes to more than 25 percent of India's total water resources.Besides being a sacred river, Ganga is also worshiped as a deity in Hinduism.
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