timeline of Mahatma Gandhi

Timeline created by Jim Morrison
  • birth of Mahatma Gandhi

    birth of Mahatma Gandhi
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born at Porbandar, a coastal city in Kathiawad (now a part of the Gujarat State) on the 2nd October 1869. He was the youngest child of his parents, Karamchand and Putlibai.
  • wedding

     wedding
    Mahatma Gandhi's marriage took place when he was only 13 years old. His wife was Kasturba Makharji with whom he had 4 children. She was the same age as him.
  • job in south africa

    job in south africa
    In 1893 he accepted a one-year employment contract with an Indian company operating in Natal, South Africa.
  • Gandhi in India: Rise of leadership

    Gandhi in India: Rise of leadership
    Gandhi returned to India in January 1915. He was welcomed and honoured as a hero. He spent a year touring the country at the instance of Gokhale, his guru.
  • The Non Co-operation Movement

    The Non Co-operation Movement
    Gandhi announced the inauguration of Non-violent Non-Co-operation Movement on the 1st August 1920.
  • Gandhi is arrested

     Gandhi is arrested
    On March 10, Gandhi is arrested at 10:30 pm near Sabarmati Ashram while on his way in a car.
  • Twenty-one days of fasting

     Twenty-one days of fasting
    September 18, Gandhi: (Delhi). Twenty-one days' fast as a penance for Hindu-Muslim riots and a prayer for unity.
  • murder

    murder
    On January 30, 1948, when Gandhi was on his way to a prayer meeting, he was assassinated at Birla Bhavan (Birla House) in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu radical apparently related to far-right groups in India, such as the Hindu Hahasabha party. , who accused him of weakening the new government by insisting that the money promised to Pakistan be paid.