Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in India on October 2nd, 1869 and studied law in England. • After spending time in South Africa during Apartheid, he returned to India in 1914 with a determination that people should be treated equally, no matter their race or religion. • He was shocked by the way Indians were segregated and oppressed by British authorities. • After Amritsar, Gandhi decided to quit practicing law and to devote his life to fighting for the equality of all Indians. • He believed it was time for the people of India to stop obeying the unjust British laws.