Homespun Movement Research Paper

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For many years India struggled greatly for their independence. The three major events in the Indian fight against British rule were: the Golden Temple Massacre, the Salt March, and the homespun movement. During the Temple Massacre British and Gurkha troops killed at least 379 unarmed Indians meeting at the Jallianwala Bagh, to discuss nonviolent resistance and protest. However, the British had passed a law that said they were forbidden from encouraging and having meetings about nonviolent protests. The Salt March, which took place in India, was an act of civil disobedience. This was to protest British rule in India. During this march that was led by Mohandas Gandhi, thousands of Indians followed Gandhi to the Arabian Sea coast, this distance was…show more content…
Gandhi encouraged the citizens of India to burn all textiles made by the British, and only wear Indian made clothes. This affected the British textiles industry drastically this was because India was one of the largest importers of British textiles during this movement. Homespun gave India a sense of independence from the British. It proved that India can thrive without the help under the British rule. Ghandi said “We must remove untouchability from our hearts and from our lives” “We must defy the british” Not with violence that will inflame their will but with a firmness that will open their eyes. They marched saying “we burn british cloth” British soldiers got a small group of indians and beat then until they saw the large group of marchers coming, they start running after them and threw their torches into the british buildings British soldiers came out and the Indians got violent towards them and they died. Because this contradicts the campaign Gandhi says the campaign needs to end “An eye for an eye only ends up making the world blind”gandhi says this to the people who tell him not to end the campaign (Jinnah and
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