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Chapter 3 - Satyagraha

In 1915, Gandhi left South Africa and returned to India. As he left South Africa, Gandhi succeeded gaining rights for those who struggles before while changing their lives on large scales. As his actions changed the living of many, Gandhi kept fighting until the British Empire didn’t have a heart to fight back. Britain declared that “people like Gandhi redeem us and inspire us to take actions like him”

When Gandhi returned to India, the British rule had been changing the lives of natives and the future of Indians. In 1917, Gandhi commenced The Champaran Satyagraha, the first c in India which was about farmer’s uprising.

In response to this, British ordered Gandhi to leave the province but Gandhi refused stating to the British “British could not order me about in my own country”. Since Gandhi disobeyed the British guards he was punished.

Gandhi took risks which played with his life in order to achieve what India needed. Gandhi had gone on fasts and fast to death as ways to serve his people and country. Under the British rule, native Indians were told or forced to wear western clothing such as suits or another piece except their own. Gandhi wore his native Gujarat clothing while shaving his head and continued to live like this to promote Khadi, hand-spun, hand woven natural fibre cloth originating from India.

Many followed Gandhi’s actions as a way to communicate to the British that they want their country back.