Gandhi - Part 2: Chapters 12 and 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapters 12 and 13 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 12: Blood

After WWI ends, conditions for the Indians do not improve. In fact the Rowlatt Acts of 1919, continue the unfair conditions for the Indians. Gandhi encourages the Indians to observe a hartal—a boycott of shopping, working and banking leading to a suspension of all economic activity. At the same time, Gandhi plans a campaign against the Rowlatt Act's limitations of civil liberties. The boycott results in violence and Gandhi calls off his campaign. He takes blame for miscalculating the dangers of the hartal. The most tragic incident occurred in Amritsar. British officials order their soldiers to fire on a massive crowd that had gathered. There are 379 people killed and many more injured.

Chapter 13: The Road to Jail

Gandhi calls for non-violent nonco-operation—the boycotting of everything British. Indian lawyers quit the British courts...

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