as a successful lawyer.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was twenty-four years old
when he boarded the train in Durban bound for the Transvaal.
From 1893 to 1914 Gandhi waged battle after brave battle
against racial discrimination. Though much of that time
was spent in Durban and in Phoenix Settlement which
he established outside Durban, a good deal was also
spent in the Transvaal - in Pretoria, Johannesburg and
on the fecund acreage of Tolstoy Farm near that city
where under his direct attention, fruit and passive
It was in these places that Gandhi moved - and helped
others to move - into the domain of future history.
Lawyer, activities, pamphleteer, journalist, author,
farmer, householder, passive resister, prisoner and
negotiator. He made lifelong friends there and found
causes and affiliations that were to last him a lifetime.
Hall, a symbol of the Gandhian tradition for more than
About the author:
Eric Itzkin, a specialist in African Studies, has worked
as a research, archivist and museum curator.