Do You Know About Mahatma Gandhi

By Deepak Verma            Jan 30, 2024

1. Date of Birth and Place

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, a coastal town in present-day Gujarat, India

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2. Education 

Gandhi studied law in London and became a barrister. He also pursued further studies in philosophy and ethics

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3. Wife 

Gandhi married Kasturba Gandhi in 1883 when he was 13 years old. Their marriage was arranged

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4. Children 

Gandhi and Kasturba had four children: Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas, and Devdas

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5. Early Influences 

Gandhi was deeply influenced by the teachings of Hinduism, Jainism, and Christianity, as well as Leo Tolstoy

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6. Work in South Africa 

Gandhi spent over 20 years in South Africa, where he practiced law and became involved in the struggle against racial discrimination

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7. Nonviolence 

Gandhi developed the concept of "Satyagraha," or truth force, as a method of nonviolent resistance 

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8. Return to India 

Gandhi returned to India in 1915 and became involved in India's nationalist movement 

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9. Civil Disobedience 

Gandhi led several campaigns of civil disobedience against British authorities, including the famous Salt March in 1930 

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10. Simple Living 

Gandhi practiced and preached simplicity, advocating for a lifestyle free from materialism and excess 

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11. Death 

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse 

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