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Mohandas Gandhi 1869-1948
“Father of India” Who Worked for Justice and Peace

Mohandas Gandhi was born and lived in India, a country in Asia. India was ruled by Britain at that time.

Growing up, Ghandi saw that the British government did not treat Indian citizens fairly. He wanted to change that. He also wanted India to be free of British rule. Ghandi began speaking out. He spoke about treating every person with love and respect. He showed people peaceful ways to get equal rights. Many people listened to Gandhi and worked with him. In 1947, India became a free country because of their work. Ghandi became known as the Father of India. Today, people still follow Ghandi's ideas about solving conflicts peacefully.

Comprehension Check

Why is Ghandi called the Father of India?

Critical Thinking

Why do you think people still follow Ghandi's ideas of solving problems peacefully?