Indias long struggle for independence started in 1857 with East India Company. British originally came to do business in India but later on took over India. There was a great battle fought in India in 1857. The kingdoms fought east India Company troops with weapons and many lives were lost. However, shortly after that in 1858, British rule was introduced. A British Governor was sent to India and India was made part of British Empire. India felt they needed democracy. They wanted to stop exploitation of Indian people by Britain. This battle was fought to get self-rule and freedom from Britain. In 1869, a great person was born, who spent all his life fighting injustice. His name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi was a very shy and peaceful man, but very strong minded. He fought injustice and unjust laws at all costs. He dedicated his life to get freedom for India. Gandhi fought with the strongest weapon of nonviolence and non-cooperation. Gandhi came from very large family. He was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, India, the smallest city in India He was the fourth born and the last child in his family. As a child Gandhi, was very mischievous, and he tried stupid things like smoking with his cousin, or when his cousins tried to steel a statue from the temple, Gandhi got caught. Scared little Gandhi told the truth and got in big trouble! His father was married four times. Gandhis father was a Diwan (Personal Advisor and Judge) to the king of Porbandar. His father was a very prominent man. Gandhis aunts, uncles and many brothers and sisters all lived in one big house. His mother, Putlibai, was very religious and taught Gandhi the principles that marked his whole life. His mother always told Gandhi to no matter what, you have to tell the truth. Gandhi didnt have any friends because of what his mother told him. He would always tell on people at school. His family was very religious and did not belie…

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