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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.
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
5 fun facts
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.