Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Important Facts about Gandhi

Important Facts about Gandhi
  1. Real Name - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  2. Date and Place of Birth : Oct. 2, 1869 and Porbandar, Gujarat (Note: UNO declared Oct 2 as "International Non-Violence Day")
  3. Father: Karamachand Gandhi
  4. Mother: Putali Bai
  5. Political Guru: Gopal Krishan Gokhale
  6. Private Secretary: Mahadev Desai
  7. Literary Influences on Gandhi: John Ruskin's Unto this Last, Emerson, Thoreau, Leo Tolstoy, The Bible, and The Gita.
  8. Literary Works: Hind Swaraj(1909), My Experiments with Truth(Autobiography, 1927)- reveals events of Gandhi's life upto 1922.
  9. As an Editor: Indian Opinion: 1903-15(in English and Gujarati, for a short period in Hindi and Tamil), Harijan:1919-31(in English, Gujarati and Hindi), Young India: 1933-42(in English and Gujarati-named Navjeevan)
  10. Other Names: Mahatma(Saint)- by Rabindranath Tagore, 1917 ; Malang Baba/ Nanga Faqir(Naked Saint)- by Kabailis of North-West Frontier, 1930; Indian Faqir/traitor Faqir- by Winston Churchill, 1931; Half-naked saint(Ardha Nanga Faqir)- by Franq Mores, 1931; Rashtrapita(The father of the Nation)- by Subhash Chandra Bose, 1944

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