Mahatma Gandhi on Boat Travelling to England, 1931
Original caption:Additional Hulton Text: Photo shows: Gandhi on board the boat that brought him from India to England, 1931. Information from photo: Gandhi; Mohandas Karamchand, known as Mahatma: (1869-1948) Indian leader, born in Porbandar, Kathiawar. He studied law in London, & in 1893 he have up a Bombay legal practice worth £5000 a year to live on £1 a week in South Africa, where he spent 21 years opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians. In 1914 he returnerd to India. While supporting the British in WW1, he took an increasing interest in the Home Rule movement (swaraj), over which he soon obtained a personal dominance, becoming master of the congress organization. His civil disobedience campaign of 1920 involved violent disorders. From 1922 to 1924 he was in jail for conspiracy & in 1930 he led a 200 mile march to the sea to collect salt in symbolic defiance
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