Who was Gandhi?

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Mohandas Gandhi on a visit to London

This is Mohandas Gandhi.

He lived in India 100 years ago, and fought against the British rule of his country.

Find out more about him, below.

Learn more about the life and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.

Key facts

  • Gandhi wanted India to rule itself.
  • Some people think that you need to fight if there is something wrong. Gandhi didn't believe in fighting.
  • He showed his peaceful actions could work.

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  • Gandhi came from a rich family but dressed like a poor Indian. He wore simple white cotton clothes that he made himself, even when he came to England to meet the King at Buckingham Palace.
  • Gandhi travelled with his goat so that he could have fresh milk.
  • Gandhi is also known as 'Mahatma', meaning 'great soul'.