Timeline created by Valentina Chacón Aponte
In History
  • worked in South Africa.

    A job that he accepted in situ motivated by the resistance struggle and non-violent civil disobedience that his compatriots were carrying out in the face of pressure and discrimination from the country towards Hindus.
  • established a method of social struggle

    He proposed to maintain respect for human beings and avoid armed revolts, and in 1906, he put into practice the so-called "satyagraha" (obstinacy for the truth), which later became known in the West as "passive resistance."
  • Returned to india

    where I continue to promote their religious, philosophical and especially political values.
  • He undertook a Campaign of civil disobedience.

    undertook a campaign of civil disobedience that allowed the independence of India from British rule.
  • the salt march

    A campaign that sparked a national nonviolent uprising that led to the arrest of more than 60,000 people. He encouraged people across the country to publicly challenge the British Salt Act that prohibited Indians from collecting or selling salt.
  • vindication of the independence of India from the British Empire in the framework of the Second World War.

    The latter, which unwittingly involved India in the war as a British dependency, along with all the years of nonviolent fighting, finally led to the official independence of India on August 15, 1947.
  • Was killed by Nathuram Godse

    He fought against the religious conflicts that followed the independence of India and defended the Muslims in Hindu territory, which is why at the age of 78, on January 30, 1948, he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, an Indian fundamentalist fanatic.