Mahatma Gandhi “Father of the Nation” was the foremost leader of the India’s Independence. He was the fighter against violence, civil disobedience. From his childhood, Gandhiji was growing up with worshipping the Hindu deities, following Jainism, vegetarianism, fasting, and meditation. Gandhiji returned to India after completing his Law graduation. However, he was sent back to South Africa for law practice.
In South Africa Gandhiji experienced the injustice against Indians. He experimented campaigns against civil disobedience. Gandhiji started Satyagraha along with his non-violent protests. Gandhiji returned to India in 1915 after surviving 21 years in South Africa. He turned as the leader of the Indian Nationalist Movement. He founded an Ashram in Ahmadabad in 1915 where all castes people gathered. Gandhiji wore only a loincloth and Shawl lived a stern life. He devoted his part of the life of prayer, meditation, and Fasting. He was called as “Mahatma”.
Mahatma Gandhi worked to resolve the block between the Indian National Congress and Swaraj Party in 1920. Sir John Simon was appointed as the head of a new constitutional reform commission in 1927. Against him, Gandhi passed a declaration at the Calcutta Congress in 1928, called the British Government to grant India dominion status. 1928 onwards Gandhiji started to focus on Indian freedom fight.
Gandhiji led a popular rally to the sea against the new Salt Acts in 1930. Indian made own salt against the British. Many people were arrested in the rally. Mahatma was imprisoned for a six-day-fast to object the British Government for “Untouchables” in 1932. The British amended the proposal.
The most serious revolution was the “Quit India Movement”. It completely aimed to exit the Britishers from India. By 1942, Mahatma was arrested for two years. This struggle was ended by 1943.