An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth - Part 2, Chapters 21-25 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 21-25 Summary

In 1894 there was an attempt to impose a heavy, unjust tax on indentured servants. The Congress decides to take up the issue, the background for which being the need for labor in Natal. They negotiate with the Indian government for a labor supply of indentured servants who, after five years, would be set free and given land. However, the Congress hadn't counted on the Indians being so proficient as agriculture workers, traders and businessmen. This, as well as the differences in customs and religion, is the foundation of the problems facing Natal that are coming to a head with the attempt to impose the tax. The involvement of the Congress causes them to lower the tax, but it takes twenty years to repeal the tax.

Gandhi, when he finds the time, still studies religion and also hopes to one...

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