Following his release, he continued to protest the registration law by supporting labor strikes and organizing a massive non-violent march.Finally, the Boer government agreed to end the most objectionable parts of the registration law.
In 1888, Gandhi sailed to England and studied to become a lawyer.
His first job for an Indian company required that he move to South Africa.
Gandhi expected Britain to grant India independence after World War I.
When it did not happen, Gandhi called for strikes and other acts of peaceful civil disobedience.
While in jail, Gandhi read the essay “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau, a 19th-century American writer.
Gandhi adopted the term “civil disobedience” to describe his strategy of non-violently refusing to cooperate with injustice, but he preferred the Sanskrit word satyagraha (devotion to truth).
The two pillars of Gandhism are truth and non-violence.
The term "Gandhism" also encompasses what Gandhi's ideas, words and actions mean to people around the world, and how they used them for guidance in building their own future.
As Independence Day (August 15, 1947) approached, an explosion of Hindu and Muslim looting, rape, and murder erupted throughout the land.
Millions of Hindus and Muslims fled their homes, crossing the borders into India or Pakistan.