- March 18, 1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mohandas K Gandhi to 6 years for disobedience
- Born in Gujarat in 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi studied law in London and fought for the civil and human rights of Indian peoples in South Africa. He developed non-violent political strategies influenced “primarily by Hinduism, but also by elements of Jainism and Christianity, as well as writers including Tolstoy and Thoreau,” according to the BBC.
- Upon his return to India, Gandhi applied these tactics to the colonial independence movement through the use of the satyagraha. It was during this time that he began to be called “Mahatma,” meaning
* A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.