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I must admit that I was not a "fan" of Gandhi untill now.I saw him from a other perspective.
It was my soulfriend and guru who opened my eyes. Thanks to him I started to study Gandhis life and work . I am really greatful to him.
This group is dedicated with many thanks to my Guru

Kalipriya



Timeline of Gandhi's Life

1869 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born in Porbandar in Gujarat.

1893 Gandhi leaves for Johannesburg for practicing law and is thrown out of a first class bogie because he is colored.

1906 Mohandas K. Gandhi, 37, speaks at a mass meeting in the Empire Theater, Johannesburg on September 11 and launches a campaign of nonviolent resistance (satyagraha) to protest discrimination against Indians. The British Government had just invalidated the Indian Marriage.

1913 Mohandas Gandhi in Transvaal, South Africa leads 2,500 Indians into the in defiance of a law, they are violently arrested, Gandhi refuses to pay a fine, he is jailed, his supporters demonstrate. On November 25, and Natal police fire into the crowd, killing two, injuring 20.

1914 Mohandas Gandhi returns to India at age 45 after 21 years of practicing law in South Africa where he organized a campaign of “passive resistance” to protest his mistreatment by whites for his defense of Asian immigrants. He attracts wide attention in India by conducting a fast --the first of 14 that he will stage as political demonstrations and that will inaugurate the idea of the political fasting.

1930 A civil disobedience campaign against the British in India begins March 12. The All-India Trade Congress has empowered Gandhi to begin the demonstrations (see 1914). Called Mahatma for the past decade, Gandhi leads a 165-mile march to the Gujarat coast of the Arabian Sea and produces salt by evaporation of sea water in violation of the law as a gesture of defiance against the British monopoly in salt production

1932 Gandhi begins a "fast unto death" to protest the British government's treatment of India's lowest caste "untouchables" whom Gandhi calls Harijans -- "God's children." Gandhi's campaign of civil disobedience has brought rioting and has landed him in prison, but he persists in his demands for social reform, he urges a new boycott of British goods, and after 6 days of fasting obtains a pact that improves the status of the "untouchables"

1947 India becomes free from 200 years of British Rule. A major victory for Gandhian principles and non-violence in general.

1948 Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic at a prayer meeting

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Autobiography

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Comment by Igricz Jánosné on March 28, 2010 at 6:09pm
Comment by Igricz Jánosné on March 28, 2010 at 6:10pm
Comment by Kalipriya on March 28, 2010 at 7:20pm
I am sure you can ,Mani and I thank you for that
Comment by Chandan Bandyopadhyay on March 29, 2010 at 9:43am
Gandhi Ji a true example of athma chetansil and athma bodi purusha, a true kriya-ban. Good to join you all. Cheers
Comment by joyatilake on March 30, 2010 at 5:13pm
Matma Ghandi, a great person who established himself as a good compassion practitioner man. I like Mahatma Ghandi's activities. In 2007, i was visited those place where Mahatma Ghandhi was mytered and that time i did cry for him. I hope all of the member in the page would be follow the Ghandi's life.
Comment by SANAT RAVAL on July 18, 2010 at 6:16pm
Mahatma Gandhi was like GOD....I put him next to Jesus....though i slightly disagree with his fight against British Rule in India...i think Netaji Subhas Bose was right in his war strategy against British Rule. Nehru was wrong in falling in love with Lady Mountbatten...both these lovers gave birth to Pakistan. i hate that. Netaji Subhas Bose was the better choice for the post of the first P.M. of INDIA.Mahatma Gandhi made a grave mistake there, but he was God...he is still Mahatma for me...i respect him like i respect my parents. ....love...light...peace. The whole world is my family....we are all family members....SANAT, CHICAGO.

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