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Salt as Symbol of Protest during the Dandi Satyagraha

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Mahatma Gandhi served as the leader of the nonviolent liberation movements in South Africa and India against British rule. He was also an advocate for the civil rights of Indians. Gandhi, an Indian citizen who was born in Porbandar, got a law education and participated in boycotts of British institutions as a nonviolent form of civil disobedience. Gandhi led them in the 400-kilometer (250-mile) Dandi Salt March in 1930, which was held in opposition to the British-imposed salt levy. Gandhi led them in 1942 when they demanded that the British leave India. Due to his several convictions, he spent a large period of time in prison in both India and South Africa. How did Mahatma Gandhi fight for universal freedom? Gandhi was a prominent figure in the Indian independence movement who organized the fight against British colonial rule, fought against anti-Indian legislation in the courts, and planned sizable protests against the colonial government. He developed a public persona along the way and an ideology he called Satyagraha. A philosophy known as Satyagraha places a strong emphasis on nonviolent resistance and the pursuit of the truth. He was given the honorary title of "Father of the Nation" or "Bapu" in honor of his important contributions to the struggles for Indian independence and his support of nonviolence. Gandhi encouraged and supported a huge number of nonviolent rallies and marches during the struggle for Indian independence. These protests were entirely consistent with the concept of nonviolent conduct. Investigating and explaining Gandhiji's usage of salt as a symbol of his protest during the Dandi Satyagraha is the goal of this study as well as to evaluate the significance and impact of Dandi march on the national movement?          

Keywords

Dandi March
Salt
Formula and significance

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Rather, A. Y. . (2022). Salt as Symbol of Protest during the Dandi Satyagraha. International Journal of Culture and Modernity, 18, 1–6. Retrieved from http://ijcm.academicjournal.io/index.php/ijcm/article/view/389
  • Submitted
    2 July 2022
  • Revised
    2 July 2022
  • Published
    2 July 2022