Mohandas Gandhi was a revolutionary leader in the movement for Indian independence from Great Britain, and led nonviolent protests to work for the social and economic rights of the oppressed. Gandhi was imprisoned severa... More »

Gandhi earned his heroic status by working diligently and peacefully for Indian independence from Great Britain. His resistance policy, which he called satyagraha, emphasized non-violence and truth, and it inspired the w... More »

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By trade, Mahatma Gandhi was educated as a lawyer, but he is best known for his role in the Indian independence movement and his tireless efforts to promote civil rights through his philosophy of nonviolent civil disobed... More »

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Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Mahatma Gandhi headed India's movement for independence by challenging the British not with violence and weapons, but with peaceful protests and stirring inspirational speeches. Gandhi sha... More »

Mahatma Gandhi, a civil rights leader in India, helped lead the country's movement for independence. His work on behalf of Indians took place both in India and South Africa. He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu... More »

Known for non-violent civil disobedience, Mahatma Gandhi was the preeminent political and spiritual leader of India during the nation's struggle for independence from Great Britain. Gandhi assumed the leadership of the I... More »

Mahatma Gandhi draws fame for political leadership: he led India's independence movement and advocated for equal treatment and rights of Indian and South African citizens. Mahatma Gandhi, born Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi,... More »