‘Life and work’ explores the development of Gandhi's political views. Gandhi grew up in an eclectic religious environment in Porbandar. He left for England in 1888 to train as a lawyer and in 1893 sailed for South Africa intending to spend a year there but instead stayed on for 21 years. When Transvaal passed a law in 1907 requiring the registration and fingerprinting of all Indians, Gandhi hit upon his well-known method of satyāgraha — a form of non-violent resistance. On his return to India he initiated a series of well-planned satyāgrahas. He required a powerful political organization, and rebuilt the Indian National Congress from the bottom upwards.