What is India's population?
it's the 2nd most populous country in the world
Who formerly (before) controlled India?
What did the British use India's resources for?
to build their own wealth often at the expense of Indians
What system does India's culture have or has had?
What are the two biggest religions of India?
Hinduism & Islam
Name other religions of India
Buddhism, Christianity & many others
Gandhi was what kind of man?
a man of peace
How did Gandhi fight?
Why did Gandhi fight
to get rid of unjust laws
where was Gandhi born?
Where did Gandhi go to university?
what type of degree did Gandhi get from university?
where did Gandhi practice law?
When did Gandhi return to India
in his 40's
How did Gandhi feel when he returned to India?
Shocked at the living conditions of many people
what did Gandhi work for?
to get rid of British rule over Indians
an example of Gandhi's non-violent methods against unjust laws was?
the Salt March
What was the Salt March about?
British rulers put a tax on salt. Salt dries naturally on the beaches, but British rulers passed laws outlawing salt gathering from beaches so everyone was forced to buy salt and pay the tax.
When Britain left India the country was split into multiple countries because?
of religious hostility
the northwestern piece of India became what country?
Pakistan was made into what kind of state?
What is India's current religion?
there is no official religion but most people are Hindu
how was Gandhi assassinated?
he was shot in the stomach on his way to a prayer meeting
who assassinated Gandhi and why?
a Hindu who was angry that Gandhi treated Muslims with kindness
Gandhi is considered to be what?
the "Father of India"