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10 Milestones in the Political Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is the national father of India who had played the most significant role in liberating India from the colonial British rule. He was an advocate in South Africa and came back to India for leading the freedom struggles. This list is a journey to the political life of Gandhi and the major incidents in it.

1

Established Natal Indian Congress (1894)

Established Natal Indian Congress (1894)

Gandhiji had started the political association, Natal Indian Congress to fought against the racial discrimination in South Africa .

2

Founded The Indian Opinion (1904)

Founded The Indian Opinion (1904)

On 1904 June 4
Mahatma Gandhi established the newspaper 'The Indian Opinion' in South Africa to showcase the Indian perspective on the racial discriminations in South Africa. Gandhi was also the leader of Natal Indian Congress in SA.

3

Back to India (1915)

Back to India (1915)

On January 9
Gandhi had returned to India after finishing his sojourn life in SA. There after, he started his freedom struggles against Britishers.

4

Champaran Satyagraha (1917)

Champaran Satyagraha (1917)

The first establishing satyagraha by Mahatma Gandhi in India. It was to protect famers of Champaran District in Bihar State from the anti-justice policies of English East India Company.

5

Salt Satyagraha (1930)

Salt Satyagraha (1930)

On January 26
The successful massive movement by Gandhiji against Salt Act by Britishers. Gandhi had walked about 320 Km to Dandi and violated the salt law by English East India Company.

6

Gandhi-Irwin Pact (1931)

Gandhi-Irwin Pact (1931)

0n March 5
Gandhi met with the Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin and signed The Gandhi-Irwin Pact. That Pact ensured the participation of Indian National Congress in The Second Round Table Conference held in London.

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Resigned from Congress (1934)

Resigned from Congress (1934)

Mahatma Gandhi resigned from Indian National Congress because of the controversies between leaders and Gandhi. He later joined in 1937.

8

Quit India Movement (1942)

Quit India Movement (1942)

Started on August by demanding complete withdrawal of Britishers from India. It was the massive civil disobedience movement of India against them. Gandhi lead in the front for that.

9

India got Independence (1947)

India got Independence (1947)

On August 15
Mahatma Gandhi got his appreciation for all his struggles. India became free from British rule but he didn’t participate in the celebrations; he was with the riot victims of Kolkata.

10

Assassinated (1948)

Assassinated (1948)

On January 30
Gandhi had shot dead by an Indian, Naturam Gotse at Delhi. It was the end of an era of non-violence and truth.

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