Tuesday, 11 December, 2018
Kasturba Gandhi

Kasturba Gandhi

Affectionately referred to as Ba
She cried: “Have you no sense of shame? Must you so far forget yourself? Where am I to go? I have no parents or relatives here to harbour me. Being your wife, you think I must put up with your cuffs and kicks? Behave yourself, and shut the gate”.
In summary: Kasturba Gandhi, the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was born in Gujarat, India, in April 1869, played an important part in campaigns for Indians’ rights in South Africa and India. Gandhi wrote in his autobiography that he learned the rudiments of non-violence from Kasturba, who was never aggressive nor passive, but stood up for what she believed was right.
She was a child bride. Gokuldas Kapadia (her father) and Karamchand Gandhi (Gandhi’s father) reached an agreement for Kasturba and Mohandas’ betrothal as both were seven years old at the time.
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