Mahatma Gandhi


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule, and to later inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. 1

Daily Routine

Mahatma Gandhi had a very simple daily routine. He would wake up before sunrise and spend the first hour in prayer and meditation. He would then go for a long walk and spend the rest of the morning reading, writing, and attending to correspondence. Lunch was usually a simple vegetarian meal. After lunch, he would rest for a while and then spend the afternoon meeting with people, attending to more correspondence, and writing. In the evening, he would attend prayer meetings and take part in discussions about India’s freedom struggle. He was also known to take long walks in the evening and spend some time spinning cotton. He would go to bed early, usually around 8 PM.