Mahatma Gandhi - Important Facts

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Important events in the Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Event Year
Left for England to become a barrister1888
Left England to return to India after becoming a barrister1891
Sailed for South Africa1893
Established Phoenix Farm in S. Africa1904
Arrived in India from S Africa1915
Established Sabarmati Ashram1915
Fought for Champaran indigo workers (also marked Gandhiji’s entry in to politics)1917
Started the Non co-operation movement1920
Non co-operation movement withdrawn due to Chauri Chaura incident1922
Organised the Dandi March to protest against the salt tax laws1930
Attended the II round table conference1931
Settles down at Sevagram, a village near Wardha1936
Launched the Quit India Movement1942
Assassinated by Nathuram Godse1948

Important Fasts undertaken by Mahatma Gandhi

DateReason for fasting
1918, March 15-17Fasted in protest against the low wages of the Ahmedabad mill workers
1919, April 13-15Fasted as atonement for Jalianwala Baugh Massacre and also to atone for riots at Bombay, Ahmedabad and other places as a result of that massacre
1922, Feb. 12-16Fasted to atone for Chaurichaura Massacre
1932, Sep 20-25Against communal award of Ramsay Macdonald
1943, Feb. 10-28Fasted in protest against government’s attempt to blame Congress Party for disturbances after Quit India resolution
1948, Jan. 13-17To protest against and atone the communal riots

Mahatma Gandhi – Events

1. Organised the Dandi march
2. Launched the Quit India movement
3. Birth year
4. Final arrival in India from South Africa
5. Assassinated in the year
6. Fought for Champaran indigo farmers
7. Called off the non-cooperation movement