Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the most eminent leaders of the Indian national struggle. Gandhi's method of gaining freedom from the British was based upon non-violence and non-cooperation. Born in Gujarat in 1869, he completed his law education in London and then traveled to South Africa on a year long contract to practice law. As an activist he first gained prominence in South Africa, where he employed his method of nonviolent civil disobedience for fighting for the rights of

the resident Indian community there. Once he returned to India from South Africa, he went about the country organising protests against excessive tax and discrimination. Gandhi's direct involvement into politics began in the year 1921 when he joined the Indian National Congress. While Gandhi at different moments carried out agitations for women empowerment, uplift of untouchables and peace between different religious groups, the cause he fought for most fervently was that of Swaraj (independence). He employed the first phase of the non-cooperation movement in the year 1920 demanding self-government from the British. However the movement was largely unsuccessful. In March 1930, Gandhi launched the famous satyagraha against excessive salt tax, highlighted by the march to Dandi. The march was a significant moment in weakening British rule in India. Gandhi's final and most definitive call to the British came in the form of the Quit India movement, which he launched in August 1942. Gandhi's call for British withdrawal was followed by mass arrests of Congress leaders. By the end of World War II however, the British declared that power would be transferred to Indian hands. Thus, in August 1947 independence was granted to the country, but it came at the cost of Gandhi's vision of religious unity.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi News

Dear Mr Gandhi

Who were the people who wrote letters to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi? A new volume seeks to profile his early correspondents

Does Gandhi have a caste?

He had the ability to be of all castes and no caste at all


Vision at 100

The tickets for the concert are priced at Rs 500 and above and are available at Shroff Eye Centre Clinics across Delhi and at

‘Many facts about Godse trial not known to world’

Lawyer who revisited trial records says kin kept godse in the dark about appeals

Mapping the unknown marcher

Eighty others accompanied Mahatma Gandhi on his Dandi March to break British salt law, largely to fade into oblivion.

Modi goofs up,again,mispronounces first name of Mahatma Gandhi as Mohanlal

Modi called him Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi instead of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.


Pride and Prejudice

Devendra Jadhav’s short film And Gandhi Goes Missing takes on prejudices based on race,caste and religion.

‘Steps of Bapu’s allies going unnoticed’

The sufferings and courage of Bapu’s allies was going unnoticed in the country,said Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s grandson,Rajmohan Gandhi.

I-Day function at Aga Khan Palace

Independence Day celebrations at Aga Khan Palace,where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi,his wife Kasturba Gandhi and his secretary Mahadev Desai were kept under house arrest for 21 months,will begin with a flag hoisting at 9.30 am on Thursday

Now,UK eatery unveils 'Mahatma Thali'

Gandhi has inspired many to a better life,but now even food habits are catching on in 'fatty' Britain.