She was the daughter of Gokuldas Makanji Kapadia, a wealthy merchant. Kasturba had two brothers, one younger and one older than her. In Porbandar, the betrothal and marriage of children was an accepted and common practice.
So, the betrothal of the two children, Mohandas and Kasturbai, took place in their seventh year. The actual wedding, however, was celebrated inwhen the two began to live together as husband and wife at the early age of thirteen. Little did I dream that one day I should severely criticize my father for having married me as a child.
Everything on that day seemed to me right and proper and pleasing.
The fond husband wanted the child wife to be always near him, more so as meeting during the day was against the family custom. The child Kasturba was no less fond of Mohandas. The restraints imposed on the girl-wife by the boy-husband led to sweet little bickering now and then which, however, always ended in greater love and more fondness of the two for each other.
Kasturba was illiterate, and Mohandas confidently undertook to be her tutor as well as lover, and generally failed as a tutor if he ever quite succeeded as a lover. Nothing is however more pathetic than the long, interrupted but persistent efforts of the husband to become the teacher of his wife up to the last.
In early years the husband superseded the teacher, and later public work left him little time for teaching. Kasturba now and then felt repentant for not being able to enjoy reading and writing like many others. He was very anxious that I should learn to read, but my progress was very slow.
I took several months to learn the script. But Bapu was very patient with me though sometimes he felt desperate at my slow progress. I wish I had attended school. If only I knew newspapermen would sometimes harass me for 'statements'. But I don't like newspapermen.
They are not truthful in their work………". She was studying a Gujarati primer at sixty two. In jail at the Aga Khan Palace, at the age of 75, Bapu again resumed the onerous duty of being her teacher.
The result was always the same. He sat with her daily and gave her lessons in Gujarati grammar, poetry, history and geography and Sanskrit.
But it was now too late. Kasturba's health began to fail rapidly and her worries added to her mental depression.Mahatma Gandhi’s father, Karamchand Gandhi, served as a chief minister in Porbandar and other states in western India.
His mother, Putlibai, was a deeply religious woman who fasted regularly. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on October 2, , into a Hindu Modh family in Porbanadar, Gujarat, India. His father, named Karamchand Gandhi, was the Chief Minister (diwan) of the city of Porbanadar.
Biographical Sketch: Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi was a renowned figure for all of India and was always there to help Mohandas Gandhi out. Kasturba was born on April 11, to Gokuladas Makharji, a wealthy business man.
She married Mohandas Gandhi in when she was only 13 years old. Back in India with Kasturba, clad in simple Kathiawadi clothes, Gandhi turned to Gokhale, his "Political Guru", for guidance.
He was advised to closed study of scene, while refraining for . Mahatma Gandhi, or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born at Porbandar in Gujarat, on October 2, His father was the Dewan of the Porbandar State.
His father was the Dewan of the Porbandar State. Early Life and Career: He married Kasturba when he was only thirteen. Biographical Sketch: Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi was a renowned figure for all of India and was always there to help Mohandas Gandhi out.
Kasturba was born on April 11, to Gokuladas Makharji, a wealthy business man.