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South Asia – Hinduism and Mahatma Gandhi

Why was Gandhi in jail from 1922 – 1924?
Protesting against British rule

How long was the Salt March?
200 miles

When was Gandhi assassinated?
January 30th, 1948

What does Mahatma mean?
Great Soul

Gandhi led the non-violent independence movement to free India from which European country?
Britain

Did Gandhi support or oppose splitting India into two countries (India and Pakistan)?
Opposed

What was Gandhi’s religion?
Hinduism

What is the religion of the man who assassinated Gandhi?
Hinduism

Roughly how many people were arrested because of their involvement with the Salt March?
About 60,000 people

Why were there massive riots following the partition that created the East and West Pakistan as well as India?
Muslim and Hindu sects fought with one another

Did fighting increase or decrease immediately after Gandhi’s death?
Decreased

Later in his life, why would Gandhi go on hunger strikes?
Protest British rule; wanted an independent India

What happened in August of 1947?
Independence of India and Pakistan

Because he went to Europe, what was Gandhi’s new caste?
”Out-caste”; expelled from old group

In 1920, which two groups did Gandhi try to unite for a single cause?
Hindus and Muslims

What modern country was known as West Pakistan?
Bangladesh

What modern country was known as East Pakistan?
Pakistan

Why did the assassin kill Gandhi?
Gandhi supported equality between Muslims and Hindus; Hindus were thought to be a superior people by the assassin

HINDUISM: Why is the cow important to Hindus?
Cow represents Hindu values of non-injury and benevolence; very naturalistic ”hands-off” animal

Did you learn anything new about the caste system?
Caste system in India ensured that no one of a low-ranking status could rise in society and would stay in the designated group

Where does the word Hinduism come from?
Indus River

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