Kasturba Gandhi Biography
(Wife of Mahatama Gandhi)
Birthday: April 11, 1869 (Aries)
Born In: Porbandar
Kasturba Gandhi was the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatama Gandhi), a famous leader of Indian independence movement, who through his association became a political activist in her own right. Even though well-known for being the wife of a very famous man, Kasturba was herself a selfless patriot who relentlessly campaigned for civil rights and independence of India from the British rule. Married to Gandhi at a very young age, she soon had to fulfill the responsibilities of motherhood as well after giving birth to four sons in quick succession. She was a very hard working woman, completely devoted to her husband and children. She had to live away from her husband for long periods of time due to his political activities and handled all her domestic responsibilities in a remarkable way. Eventually she too was influenced by her husband’s ideals and plunged into political activism herself. She traveled to South Africa with her husband and became active in the Phoenix Settlement.; she also protested against the working conditions for Indians in South Africa. She was even imprisoned as a result of her activism yet she never gave up on her beliefs. By working along with her husband she inspired the womenfolk in India to join the Indian independence movement and encouraged other women to volunteer for socio-political causes.