Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Probander India. Gandhi’s real name is Mohandas. He is called Mahatma because Mahatma means “Great Soul” and was called this for his mind on the matter of Indian rights. He was devoted to helping the
Indian people. His early child hood was that of interest. As a normal young boy he was a shy but serious. He spent his time playing with a few of his close friends. Gandhi’s parents class of Hindu was called the “Vaisya” the merchant class. I searched and searched but it is still unknown to me whether Gandhi had any brothers and sisters.
Gandhi got married at the age of 13 to a woman named Kasturba. Now like all the weddings of this time and in India it was an arranged marriage and that just means that his parents chose who and when he would marry. Usually the woman that is being married her family gives a “ dowry” as payment being married to their son. A dowry can be anything from cows to whole farms and huge businesses.
The first years of Gandhi’s marriage he and his wife had four children. Gandhi moved to England to study law and politics and started to work at a law firm soon realizing he could not succeed at this profession. He then went to South Africa and lived there for twenty one years from 1893 to 1914. He worked on achieving the Indian rights bill. At that time Indians were ridiculed everywhere and could not even walk down the street.
One of the most important things about Gandhi, especially early in his life was that he fought materialism and egotistic behavior since he was a lawyer with stature who was fairly well to do. He did have a streak of anger or temper, even with his wife.
He did have strong sexual desires. However, as his life proceeded, he fixed every one of these problems. He turned all his weaknesses into strengths that boosted his character. He had a very pacifist personality and nothing swayed him. He spent most of his time ..