Mahatma Ghandi, 1869-1948

Mahatma Ghandi, 1869-1948


Prominent People/ Figures

Perhaps the most famous Hindu in history is Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), who led a campaign of non-violence for civil rights in South Africa and India, and Indian independence from the British Empire.


The Chaplaincy to the University of Glamorgan provides the following information from its own researchers. Each page has been checked by the chaplaincy advisor from the relevant faith group. Within every major religion, there are differences of opinion between leaders, and between leaders and followers. We only aim to provide an overview.