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Mahatma Gandhi

Biography of Mahatma Gandhi
"Father of the Nation"

Full Name: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Born : October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India.

Mohandas Gandhi studied law in London and came to aggravate for Indian rights both at home and in South Africa. He became a leader of India's independence movement, organizing boycotts against British institutions in peaceful forms of civil disobedience.In 1893, he went to South Africa and spent his 20 years of life in opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians. 

As a pioneer of Satyagraha, or resistance through mass non-violent civil disobedience, he became one of the major political and spiritual leaders of his time. Satyagraha remains one of the most potent philosophies in freedom struggles throughout the world today.
In 1914, Gandhi returned to India, where he supported the Home Rule movement, and became leader of the Indian National Congress, advocating a policy of non-violent non-co-operation to achieve independence. His goal was to help poor farmers and laborers protest oppressive taxation and discrimination. He struggled to alleviate poverty, liberate women and put an end to caste discrimination, with the ultimate objective being self-rule for India.
The face of Gandhi in old age—smiling, wearing glasses, and with a white sash over his right shoulder
Mahatma Gandhi
Following his civil disobedience campaign (1919-22), he was jailed for conspiracy (1922-4). In 1930, he led a landmark 320 km/200 mi march to the sea to collect salt in symbolic defiance of the government monopoly. On his release from prison (1931), he attended the London Round Table Conference on Indian constitutional reform. In 1946, he negotiated with the Cabinet Mission which recommended the new constitutional structure. After independence, he tried to stop the Hindu-Muslim conflict in Bengal, a policy which led to his assassination.At the age of 78 ,he was assassinated by  a Hindu fanatic, Nathuram Godse, in the grounds of Birla House in New Delhi(30th January 1948).
Mahatma meaning 'Great Soul' was an honorific applied to Gandhi by Rabindranath Tagore.
Even after his death, Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and his belief in simple living,making his own clothes, eating a vegetarian diet, and using fasts for self-purification as well as a means of protest have been a beacon of hope for oppressed and marginalized people throughout the world.
 The birthday of Mahatma Gandhi(Bapu) is a declared  National Holiday in India.His birthday is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti every year on 2 October. 
Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi/Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi

The great thoughts of a leader conveys many things for us to know and live our life better.

“In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.”

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” 

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”    

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”

 “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet.”    

“Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.”  

More Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Books by Mahatma Gandhi
? Autobiography : My Experiments With Truth
? All Men Are Brothers (Complete Book Online)
? Character & Nation Building
? Collected Works Of Mahatma Gandhi (Vol. 1 to 100) (H.B)
? Constructive Programme
? Diet & Diet Reform
? Discourses On Gita
? Essential Work of Mahatma Gandhi (Vol. 1)
? Ethical Religion (Complete Book Online)
? Gandhi For 21st Century, By Anand T. Hingorani (Ed.), Vol. 1 to 24
     (Compilation of Gandhi's Philosophy ) 
? Gandhiji Expects
? Gita According To Gandhi
? Hind Swaraj Or Indian Home Rule
? India Of My Dream
? Industrial And Agrarian Life And Relations
? Key To Health (Complete Book Online)
? Mohanmala
? My God
? My Religion
? Nature Cure
? Panchayat Raj
? Pathway To God
? Prayer
? Ramanama
? Satyagraha In South Africa
? Selections From Gandhi (Complete Book Online)
? Self Restraint Vs. Self Indulgence
? The Book of Gandhi Wisdom
? The Essence of Hinduism
? The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi
? The Gandhi Reader
? The Law And The Lawyers
? The Message Of Gita
? The Mind Of Mahatma Gandhi (Complete Book Online)
? The Selected Works Of Mahatma Gandhi (Vol. 1 to 6)
? The Way To Communal Harmony
? The Words Of Gandhi
? Towards New Education
? Trusteeship
? Truth Is God
? Unto This Last
? Village Industries
? Village Swaraj
? Young India


  1. An excellent discourse about M K Gandhiji. He is truly an Inspirational figure.

  2. Hi,
    Punch into google search
    Wake up Indians !
    Know your heroes!!
    Do not worship false gods!!!.
    Capt ajit vadakayil


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