Gandhi for Kids

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 

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Childhood

Mohandas K. Gandhi as a little boy, "Mohan."

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Later in life Gandhi lived with only a few simple possessions, including his sandals, reading glasses, wooden spoon, bowl and pocket watch.

Father

Gandhi's father was Karamchand Gandhi.

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Gandhi also had one little favorite object: a sculpture of the three monkeys that represents the life motto: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

 This is an image of a large sculpture of the three monkeys on display outside the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

This is an image of a large sculpture of the three monkeys on display outside the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

Mother

Mohan's mother was Putlibai Gandhi.

Gandhi always carried with him a spinning wheel, also known as a charkha. He would spin cotton into string that would later be woven into cloth. Sometimes he even had contests in the ashram to see who could spin the most cotton in a given time.