Documentary about the political and ideological leader of India. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born in October 1869, led an eventful life. In 1919 he began a new satyagraha after the Rowlatt Act was passed in colonial India and by 1920 he was a prominent politcal figure. When violence broke out during the formation of the independent states of India and Pakistan in 1947, Ghandi attempted to bring peace to Calcutta and Delhi. The following year he was shot by a Hindu nationalist during a prayer meeting.