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Gandhi’s First Hartal

Gandhi’s First Hartal

(Penguin Petit)

Ramachandra Guha
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By 1905, the fight to get Indians a fair deal in South Africa was still continuing. Thus far, it had followed a strictly legal route. Letters, petitions, court cases, delegations—these were the means by which Gandhi and his fellows had challenged laws that were unfair to them. However, it seemed as if things were suddenly moving towards protest rather than petition.

Gandhi was moving towards leading his first peaceful protest—in Transvaal: going on hartal until their demands were met. But when had the seeds for such radicalism been sown? Or did Gandhi have it in him all along?

In Gandhi’s First Hartal, Ramachandra Guha examines the circumstances that led to Mohandas Gandhi, a lawyer, being at the centre of a mass protest to gain fundamental rights from the colonialists.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Nov/2018

Length : 14 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Gandhi’s First Hartal

(Penguin Petit)

Ramachandra Guha

By 1905, the fight to get Indians a fair deal in South Africa was still continuing. Thus far, it had followed a strictly legal route. Letters, petitions, court cases, delegations—these were the means by which Gandhi and his fellows had challenged laws that were unfair to them. However, it seemed as if things were suddenly moving towards protest rather than petition.

Gandhi was moving towards leading his first peaceful protest—in Transvaal: going on hartal until their demands were met. But when had the seeds for such radicalism been sown? Or did Gandhi have it in him all along?

In Gandhi’s First Hartal, Ramachandra Guha examines the circumstances that led to Mohandas Gandhi, a lawyer, being at the centre of a mass protest to gain fundamental rights from the colonialists.

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Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha is the author of a number of major history books, including INDIA AFTER GANDHI. He lives in Bangalore.

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