GANDHI : MAHATMA IN THE MAKING 1893-1914 by
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar in India on 2 October 1869. After completing his schooling in India he proceeded to London where he qualified as a barrister in 1891. Two years later his
professional services were engaged by Abdulla Haji Adam Jhavery (Dada Abdulla), a wealthy Durban trader, in a 40 000 pound lawsuit against a rival firm in Pretoria. Gandhi arrived in Durban on 23rd May 1893.
The young Gandhi was unaware of the racial prejudices existing in South Africa at that time. While on a train to Pretoria, a white passenger entered the train and objected to Gandhi's presence in the compartment.