Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in the small western Indian state of Porbandar under the name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ("Ghandi's Life") . When Gandhi was finished with high school, he entered a small Indian college, the Samaldas College at the University of Bombay ("Mahatma"). After beginning his education here, however, he decided he disliked and traveled to the University College London, leaving his wife and infant son ("Ghandi's Life"). It was while attending school in London that he initially became exposed to the diversity of the world; he pursued the study of religions such as Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism ("Mahatma"). After being admitted to the English Bar, Gandhi returned to India. He, however, had a difficult time finding work, and in 1893 he accepted a year’s contract to practice law in Natal, South Africa ("Mahatma").
When living in Africa, Gandhi was exposed to the harsh system of ‘apartheid ("Mahatma").’ While his contract was only for a year, he remained in South Africa for the next twenty-one years ("Mahatma"). Once, when riding a train in the first class section, he was thrown from his seat ("Mahatma"). While a relatively minor event, this occasion showed the extreme racial bias within South Africa, and motivated Gandhi to fight for his beliefs of equality ("Mahatma"). After he founded a political movement called the Natal Indian Congress, he formed his personal beliefs on non-violence into a political stance ("Mahatma").
When Gandhi’s twenty one years in South Africa had concluded, he returned to India in 1916 ("Mahatma"). He continued to develop his platform of non-violent civil disobedience by raising awareness of the racial persecution in Bihar, where people were heavily oppressed b...
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