He was first called this in 1914 in South Mahatma gandhi books pdf free download. He was the Martyr of the Nation since 1948.
Rabindranath Tagore gave him the title of ‘Mahatma’. Gandhi was one of the most important people involved in the movement for the independence of India. He was a non-violent activist, who led the independence movement through a non-violent protest.
Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, India. Several members of his family worked for the government of the state. When Gandhi was 18 years old, he went to England to study law. After he became a lawyer, he went to the British colony of South Africa where he experienced laws that said people with dark skin had fewer rights than people with light skin.
In 1897, Gandhi was attacked by a group of people in Durban Harbor, South Africa when he was going to work. He went to South Africa because he could not find work in India. When traveling through South Africa, Gandhi was also kicked out of a first class train because of his skin color. Then Gandhi started protesting against segregation.
He decided then to become a political activist, so he could help change these unfair laws. He created a powerful, non-violent movement. During Gandhi’s life, India was a colony of the United Kingdom, but wanted independence.