A Brief Biography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was India's greatest political and moral leader. He was born in Gujarat on October 2, 1869 and assassinated on January 30, 1948. In his 79 years of lifetime, he was able to accomplish so many things for the discriminated and all of India. His acts and ideologies still affects the world today. He was born in Gujarat on October 2, 1869 to a prime minister of Rajkot and a faithful Hindu woman. His mother Putilbai's faith in Hindu affected Gandhi as a child and her teachings led him to become a faithful Hindu himself at a young age. His strong belief in Hinduism later affected and led him through rest of his life. During his college years at the Indian Samilus College, he decides to study abroad in England. The leaders of Hindu opposes this idea because they believed that western culture is a stumbling block to Hindus. Overcoming this opposition, he gets accepted into University College of London and later receives a lawyer license. He not only focused on his studies but also on his personal moral issues. He would travel far places just keep his vegetarian diet that was enforced by the Hindu laws. After achieving his license, he moves back to India to work as a lawyer. Because of fainthearted personality, he would not speak a single word of defense in court. He then moves to South Africa and gets a job in the South African- Indian Trade company. There he sees the Indians getting discriminated by the white people and

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