The Homespun Movement In India

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Throughout the British rule over India, the Indians went through multiple movements to attempt to regain their independence from the invasive country. Through the British control, Indians became unequal, separated, and extremely poor. Three of the most effective and/or important movements that occur include The Massacre at the Golden Temple, The Homespun Movement, and The Salt March. Each of these events had a strong effect and contribution in the national movements in India. The movements that had been initiated by the Indians were peaceful and were only used just to gain back their equal rights in their own country. A huge inspiration for these movements at the time was Mahatma Gandhi, who was an Indian hindu who inspired all Indians from…show more content…
When the British had control over India they would take their cotton. Next they would turn that into wool and cloth, then sell it back to the Indians. This would mean that for the Indians hard work they would be buying back their own cotton. The British Empire was making profits off of the Indians’ cotton, while the Indians were making no money from their own products. In response to this, Gandhi came up with an idea, and decided that the Indians would spin their cotton and make their own clothes that way. This was a long and tedious job without the machine that the British had, but they still did this for their independence. At the end of it, the British were no longer profiting from Indian goods, and the Indians were no longer paying for their own goods either. Gandhi’s idea for this movement was a huge step into the beginning of the renewing of India’s…show more content…
At the time the only distributor of salt was the British as they were controlling it through their rule. The problem with this was that not only were they selling Indian salt, but they were also placing high taxes on the salt that they were distributing. Once the Indians had had enough of paying for their own salt, Gandhi had started a salt march, he marched all the way to the ocean’s shore and created his own salt, meaning the he wouldn’t have to buy it off the British. Then the rest of the Indians started doing this too, they would march all to the shore and make their own salt. The profits off salt for the British quickly declined, from the lack of purchases from the Indians. This movement was tough on the British and at first they allowed it, but then fought over it. In the end not only was the British not getting money from the Indian salt, but indians did not have to pay for salt produced from their own country. This movement that was started by Gandhi, brought them even closer to gaining their independence
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