Mahatma Gandhi – Born on 2 October 1869 (Released from Yeravda Prison in May 1933)

Posted on October 2nd, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

Mahatma Gandhi , the Indian leader who used civil disobedience in his campaign for Indian independence, was born in Porbandar on 2 October 1869.
newspaper report on mahatma gandhi being released from jail

To commemorate his birthday, we’ve posted a story about Gandhi being released from Yeravda Prison in Poona, in May 1933, following his 21-day fast.

It’s a fascinating story and reveals much about Gandhi and the restless situation in India during the 1930s.

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newspaper report on mahatma gandhi being released from jail

Western Morning News – Tuesday 09 May 1933

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