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Kasturba Gandhi



Kasturba Gandhi, the wife of Mohandas Gandhi was born on April 11th 1869. She wedded Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) through arrangement, at the young age of 13 years. In the year 1906, Mahatma Gandhi determined to follow brahmacharya or celibacy, and the couple became celibate.
She would often join her husband in the political protests, and even accompanied him to South Africa in the year 1897 to be with her husband. She was also active in the Phoenix Settlement close to Durban during the span of 1904 to 1914. In the year 1915, when Gandhi came back to India to back up indigo planters, he was accompanied by Kasturba. She educated women and children about discipline, hygiene, reading as well as writings. Kasturba passed away on February 22nd 1944 from a severe heart attack.
 
 
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