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Mahatma Gandhi’s homecoming

On the 100th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's return from South Africa, Mint takes a look at the key role he played in India's road to independence in 1947

9 January 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s return to his home country from South Africa. Gandhi’s return galvanized the Indian freedom movement.

Armed with novel ideas—non-violence and civil disobedience—the “little brown man in the loincloth", as he was described by aBritish commentator, brought the mighty British colonial administration to its knees and eventually secured India its freedom.

Here’s a look at the key role Gandhi played in India’s road to independence in 1947.

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