Gandhi In Bombay: Towards Swaraj.

Gandhi In Bombay: Towards Swaraj

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  • ISBN 10: 0199470707
  • ISBN 13: 9780199470709


Overview

This book is a tribute to the symbiotic relation between Gandhi and Bombay, a relation that spanned and strengthened over decades. The city had welcomed him warmly on his return from South Africa in 1915 and this warmth never receded. Bombay has earned a special place in the history of India's freedom struggle under Gandhi's leadership. In 1919, it was Gandhi's first nationwide protest, the Satyagraha against the unjust Rowlatt Act in Bombay that propelled him to the position of an undisputed leader. Bombay was also the site for the launch of the Non-cooperation movement in 1920. The response of the city to Gandhi's Salt March in 1930 and his call for the Quit India movement in 1942 was unprecedented. It was in Bombay that Gandhi gave the historic mantra of 'Do or Die'. Protests, processions, meetings, picketing, and strikes organized under his name drew people from all sections of the society. Gandhi's important movements were intertwined with the life of this city and its people. Gandhi was full of determination and the city with vibrancy; this amalgam resulted in the powerful synergy that made history. Bombay became the nerve centre of Gandhi's political activities and agitations.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: Eng English
  • Format: Print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: Print
  • Date Published: 2017
  • Authors: Thakkar, Usha.