Mahatma Gandhi: Remembering the life and work of the "Great Soul"
Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948
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Born October 2, 1869, Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India. Employing a policy of nonviolent resistance, he successfully campaigned for the country's independence. In turn, he inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. He lived to see India granted the right to govern itself. He also witnessed the partition of the country, an event that led indirectly to his assassination on January 30, 1948.
Click through the gallery and relive the key moments that shaped the life and work of the man they called the Mahatma, or "Great Soul."
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