Non-violent Resistance - Section Third: Non-Co-Operation and Civil Disobedience Summary & Analysis

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Section Third: Non-Co-Operation and Civil Disobedience Summary and Analysis

The chapter opens with a sub-section, "The National Week," which occurs after the Rowlatt Act passes in March 1919 and which allows authorities to arrest and imprison those suspected of engaging in activities prejudicial to state security. Gandhi leads a non-violent revolt which leads to the Jalianwala massacre. Gandhi institutes the National Week from April 6th to 13th as a week of prayer and fasting following the massacre. During the week, Gandhi encourages the achievement of Satyagraha. Further sub-sections discuss the Satyagraha Week and the Jalianwala massacre. He encourages his followers not to despair and not react with racism against the Muslims, whose blood is mixed with theirs.

In the next subsection, Gandhi is accused of being more of a politician than a saint and Gandhi addresses the criticism. He denies that...

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