150 years of Gandhi
In course of time, the Gandhian way of struggle against exploitation would turn into a politically methodology in itself, inspiring several other revolutionaries around the world who dreamt of challenging the powerful.
When Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi first returned to India in 1915 after his stint as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, the country was just beginning to see the shaping up of a nationalist movement led by the Congress party. At that moment, Gandhi though was aghast at seeing the conditions of peasants and urban labourers and the exploitation they underwent at the hands of wealthy landlords. Mobilising them in a campaign of protest was his first act of social reform in India. In the next few years and decades, Gandhi would discover unique ways and means to challenge British authority, and to bring about revolution in the existing economic, religious and caste order.
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