The Man who Saved India
Gandhi was born in Porbandar, Gujarat, India in 1869, October 2nd. His family moved to Rajkot in Gujarat when he was only seven years old. Gandhi attended an all boys school there. His parents were Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai Gandhi. Gandhi lived in very rich family who was less educated than he was was. Still at the age of seven his father became Dewan or prime minister. He was member of a hindu family, which meant he wasn’t allowed to eat or drink meat and wine or any other forbidden things in his life. Gandhi was so loyal to this even when he was small, his brothers tried to offer meat, but he would say no.
Gandhi at the age of seven
Gandhi as a babe with his mother
In 1885 Gandhi's father died. He was only sixteen when this horrible tragedy happened. He was truly devastated. 3 Years later in 1888 Gandhi's first child was to be born. His name was Harilal Ghandi, first of the five sons. During Sept. 4 1888 Gandhi goes and begin to study at the University College London. During his time in college he studies Indian law and joins the Vegetarian Society.
His schooling continued and his life was pretty much the same until 1882. In 1883 a year later, young Gandhi at an age of 13 had a very special day, it was his marriage to a girl named Kasturba Makhanji a girl about the same age. Kasturba had no schooling, but, like Gandhi, lived in cozy circumstances.
Gandhi and Kasturba at young ages
He became a lawyer and returned to India at the age of 21 in 1891, a few months after his mother, Putlibai Gandhi, died in January. 2 years later, Gandhi went to South Africa in 1893 to work for a muslim indian law firm. The muslim indiam law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawers to engage the practice of law. Like how Gandhi studied law he started this type of law firm. During 1896 Gandhi publishes “The Green Pamphlet”.
There was a green background put on the cover to match the title and was formerly, The Grievances of the British Indians in South Africa: An Appeal to the Indian Public. He wrote mostly about discrimination. The document was an anti-government document which began to suspect Gandhi as a troublemaker. Now the doucument has lost its color and now looks brown instead of green.
The Green Pamphlet and the Trip To South Africa
Every male asian during the act had to put in and produce an on demand thumb printed certificate of identity. Unregistered people and prohibited immigrants could be deported without a right of appeal or fined on the spot if they fail to comply with the Act. In Sept. 11 a mass meeting of indians at the Empire theater Johannesburg demanded a withdrawal of a pass bill, that warned indians who would resort to resistance if ordinance became law.
The Empire Theater at Johannesburg
8 years later in January 26th 1930, Gandhi publishes the Declaration of Independence of India from Great Britain. Having returned to India as a hero in 1915, Gandhi leads the Movement to break away from Great Britain. When Gandhi publishes the Declaration of Independence of India he was representing the Indian National Congress, and he makes care for Indian Independence.
This photo is Gandhi about to sign the Purna Swaraj (Declaration of Independence of India)
In March 1930 Gandhi leads the Salt March in India. Forced to buy Salt only from Britain, Gandhi protests the monopoly by leading the Salt March or Dandi March from Sabarmati to the Arabian Sea, 240 miles away.
After the Dandi March, It was sad date for everybody but mostly for Gandhi. It was 1944, February 22nd, Kasturba Gandhi died. This was a famous quote from her, when people say that "you are going to get better," her final words were, "No, My time is up." In August 1947, Great Britain granted India and Pakistan their Independence.
This map is the route from Sabarmati to the Arabian sea or Dandi
Calling it the "Noblest Act of The Britain nation", Gandhi celebrates India's Independence from England. In the winter of January 30th, 1948 the saddest date for all the Indians, Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi at the age of 78. He was shot in the head by Nathuram Vinayak Godse a hindu nationalist. He shot him in the chest three times at point black range. The extraordinary thing happened that same year, Gandhi's son, Harilal died but at the age of 60.
Nathuram Vinayak Godse is being blessed by Gandhi before killing him
Harilal Mohandes Gandhi was the first son of the Mohandes family, he was born in 1888. When Harilai was older he wanted to go to England for higher studies and hoped to become a barrister as his father once been. Harilal married to Gulab Gandhi and they had five children, two of whom died at an early age. Nilam Parikh, the daughter of Ramibehn, who was the eldest of Harilal's children.
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We should all remember Mahatma Gandhi