7 June 1893 Gandhi Thrown off Train at Pietermaritzburg

Wednesday, 7 June 1893

On 7 June 1893, M.K Gandhi, later known as “The Mahatma” or “Great Soul” was forcibly removed from a whites-only carriage on a train in Pietermaritzburg, for not obeying laws that segregated each carriage according to race. Gandhi was practising as a young Indian lawyer in South Africa at the time, and this event proved a remarkable influence on the future of his political life.

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M K Gandhi ( circa 1993 )

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