Ghandi came from Gujarat - he was born in Porbandar, a seacoast town on the southwest flank of the Kathiawar Peninsula.
A town in west-central Nepal, about 47 miles (75 km.) west-northwest of Katmandu.
A small sampling of some of the vast number of local polities to have dotted the landscape of southern Asia.
The area covered here includes the modern nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan.
From 1834 it was converted into the managerial authority through which the British government wielded power in India.
After the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, Great Britain took full political authority in India unto itself, and the Company was formally dissolved in 1873.
Never in all history has absolutely all of what might be considered Indian territory been unified under a single authority; the British Raj (1878-1948) has perhaps come closer than any other in this regard.
Expanding it's power in India over the course of the 18th century, the peak of it's authority was reached between 1757-1773.
In the late 18th century, the British government exerted more direct control over company affairs, and it's commercial monopoly was removed in 1813.
The region was inhabited by large numbers of Mopla Muslims, but is also a well-known temple site for Hindus.
Economically, the district is famous for its sophisticated weaving industry.