Non-violent Resistance - Section Sixth: Salt Satyagraha Summary & Analysis

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Section Sixth: Salt Satyagraha Summary and Analysis

In 1930, Gandhi engages in civil disobedience to stop some of the evils of British rule by revolting against the Salt Laws. These laws tax salt and salt is the only flavoring for rice and other grain that the poorest in the land can afford. In the first sub-section, Gandhi's Working Committee defends civil disobedience in the case of the salt laws and gives Gandhi permission to lead a peaceful revolt. Gandhi maintains that he has a heavy duty of promoting ahimsa but that civil disobedience is often demanded by love and is one of the only escapes from the "soul-destroying heat" of violence.

Gandhi expects to be arrested and acknowledges that he must prepare for it. He must remain absolutely non-violent yet absolutely active. Everyone around him must be inspired to do the same. Gandhi...

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