Mahatma Gandhi : The First War Of Indian Independence

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Mahatma Gandhi was one with the greatest soul who was a freedom fighter, father of the nation and he was called ‘Bapu’ in the India. He took India to a totally new level by employing movements like non-violence, civil disobedience and civil rights during India’s freedom struggle with the British. He was fasting for purification, and respect for all religions. The British government rule in India under crown rule, ending a century of control of the East India Company. The life and death struggle that preceded this formalisation of British control lasted nearly two years, cost £36 million, and is variously referred to as the 'Great Rebellion ', the 'Indian Mutiny ' or the 'First War of Indian Independence '. He led nationwide movements…show more content…
Under Colonial Era laws, many tenant farmers were forced to grow some indigo on a portion of their land as a condition of their tenancy. This indigo was used to make dye. Some tenants paid more rent in return for being let off having to grow indigo, as Indians were forced to pay tax on salt. Thousands courted arrest and were imprisoned in large numbers. The administration eventually relented and invited Mahatma Gandhi to England to attend the Second Round Table Conference. Gandhi 's Dandi March got wide news coverage and proved to be a turning point in the history of India 's independence movement. They were able to remove the taxation on salt when Dandi was taken place. Gandhi devoted the rest of his life struggling against what he considered three great evils afflicting India. One was that he believed that British rule impoverished the Indian people. The second evil was the Hindu-Muslim disunity caused by years of religious hatred. The last evil was the Hindu tradition of classifying millions of Indians as a cast of “untouchables.” Untouchables, those Indians born into the lowest social class, faced severe discrimination. When India finally gained independence, the problem became how Hindus and Muslims would share power. Distrust spilled over into violence. Gandhi spoke out for peace and forgiveness. He opposed dividing the country into Hindu and Muslim nations, believing in one unified India. When it did not happen, Gandhi

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