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In this lesson:
- Learn about Mahatma Gandhi's role in India's independence struggle.
- Explore aspects of non-violent resistance as a central value of Mahatma Gandhi's beliefs and leadership.
- Find out about the role of non-violent resistance in promoting justice in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Mahatma Gandhi

Keywords:  Mahatma Gandhi, Bapuji, Independence, National Symbol, non-violence, ahimsa, satyagraha, Quit India Movement, Salt March, Swarajya, ashram, caste, untouchables, Harijan, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela

Mahatma Gandhi:  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2nd, 1869 and assassinated on January 30, 1948.  He is regarded as the Father of modern India and affectionately referred to as Bapuji.  Non-violence was the central value of his beliefs and leadership.  He led the non-violent independence movement which forced the British to quit India in 1947.  We honor him with the term Mahatma which means ‘great soul’.


This lesson plan was developed by Jing Ting Wee.

Updated October 2011