Mahatma Gandhi

Also known as “Bapu,” or “father,” among the people of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar in the state of Gujarat.  He is best known for helping to win national independence for India through the practice of nonviolent civil disobedience.  When he was nineteen Mohandas travelled to London to study law.  Returning in 1891, he sought to establish his legal practice in Bombay, but was unsuccessful, possibly because he was too kind to effectively cross-examine witnesses.  In 1893, at the age of twenty-four, Gandhi moved to South Africa, where he would spend the next two decades of his life.  While living there he devoted himself to gaining human rights for the Indian population in South Africa, as well as for women and for people of color.  From 1915 until his death in 1948, he labored for the cause of peace, freedom, and independence for the Indian nation.  England granted their independence in 1947, and the land was partitioned into two sections, Hindu-majority India and Muslim Pakistan.  Gandhi passed away while struggling to establish peace in his beloved country.

3 great quotes
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
“Where there is love there is life.”

Rest in peace, Mahatma Gandhi.

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