(1877-1957) Hereditary ruler of the Muslim Ismaili sect and general Muslim leader. Born into great power and wealth, the Aga Khan supported the British in India, and founded the All-India Muslim League in 1906.
Prime Minister of England during World War II, and an obdurate foe of Indian independence
Gandhi's father, and a local politician. When Gandhi's family sent him to England after Karamchand's death, it was with the hope that he would follow in his father's footsteps.
A militant Hindu nationalist, and Gandhi's assassin
A great Indian politician at the turn of the century, who befriended Gandhi
Head of the Muslim League, and founder of Pakistan. He successfully demanded partition of India into Muslim and Hindu countries, an idea to which Gandhi was fundamentally opposed.
Gandhi's wife. They were married at the age of thirteen.
The last Viceroy of India, he presided over the partition of the subcontinent.
An Indian nationalist leader and friend to Gandhi, he became the first Prime Minister of India.
A leader in the Indian National Congress and Gandhi's ally, he was the father of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Gandhi's mother. She died while he was in England.
A Jain friend of Gandhi's, with whom he corresponded on matters of religion in the 1890s
The Afrikaner President of the Transvaal, and Gandhi's opponent in his struggle against discrimination
The Russian author whose works on pacifism had a profound effect on Gandhi