Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had two older brothers, Laxmidas and Karsandas, and an older sister, Raliatbehn. Gandhi's family were of the Vaisya-caste and considered fairly wealthy. His father, Karamchand Gandhi, a... More »

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi, practiced the Hindu religion. He was the pivotal figure in the independence movement in India in the early 20th century. More »

Over the course of his lifetime, Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi was arrested four times. His first arrest was in 1922 in South Africa, and this was followed by subsequent arrests in 1930, 1933 and 1942 in India. More »

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated with a pistol by Nathuram Godse. On January 30, 1948, Godse emerged from a crowd admiring Gandhi to shoot him three times at close range. More »

Gandhi was called Mahatma as a sign of respect for his great character and deeds. The word Mahatma, erroneously considered to be Gandhi's birth name by some in the western society, originates from the Sanskrit words "mah... More »

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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 »

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi, believed in Hinduism, non-violence, vegetarianism, self-rule, education, the search for truth and the usefulness of fasting and celibacy. Ghandi's Hinduism had ... More »