The Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2nd, 1869 in a coastal town in what was then British India. According to many sources, the Indian classics, specifically the stories of Shravana and Maharaja Harishchandra, had played a large role in influencing Gandhi’s basic beliefs. In his autobiography, he admits that they left an indelible impression on his mind. He writes: "It haunted me and I must have acted Harishchandra to myself times without number." On 4 September 1888, Gandhi travelled to London, England. There, he was enrolled at the University College London where he studied Indian law and jurisprudence. He also became interested in religious thought at this point in time, and began to read both Hindu and Christian scriptures. After fail...
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...Gandhi had announced that the campaign was finally over, and although there was much blood spilled, the Indian people could rejoice at last. Gandhi’s work had set India free from the tyrannous grip of Great Britain.
On January 30th, 1948 Gandhi was shot while he was walking to a platform from which he was to address a prayer meeting. The assassin had links that pointed to him being a Hindu nationalist and strong oppositionist of Gandhi’s campains. The assassin was later tried, convicted, and executed. Gandhi's memorial in New Delhi, bears the epitaph "Hē Ram", which is translated into "Oh God". Many first-hand witnesses have stated that they believe these to be the last words of Mohandas K. Gandhi. They are appropriate last words for a man with such powerful religious and ethical beliefs, and who had dedicated his life into shaping the world that we know today.
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