Das Karam Chand Gandhi called the father of the nation was born in Porbunder
in Gujarat. He passed the examination for barrister in 1890 and started practicing
Law. He went to South Africa to take-up a case. There he was disturbed
by the oppression of Indians by the whites. He formulated the path of Satyagraha
and protested against the injustice. He returned to India in 1916, and took
up the leadership of the National Freedom struggle.
launched many Movements to force the British to concede India its Independence.
The most Well-known being: 'Non-Co-operation Movement' (1920), 'Civil
Disobedience Movement' (1930) and 'Quit India Movement' (1942). In 1930, Gandhiji
led the famous 'Dandi March' for breaking the Salt Laws. Gandhiji also worked
hard for the upliftment of the Harijans, the name given by him to the untouchables.
Gandhiji declared untouchability as a sin against God and man.