Non-violent Resistance - Section Eighth: Individual Satyagraha Against War Summary & Analysis

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Section Eighth: Individual Satyagraha Against War Summary and Analysis

Britain enlists India in World War II without its consent in 1939. The country is upset over this because Britain will not promise them independence. They feel that the war is only fought to preserve the British Empire and not for freedom as a result. Therefore, the people want to engage in civil disobedience but Gandhi wants to avoid embarrassing the British during a crisis and wants his people to be more non-violent.

Gandhi is successful for a year and then he has to allow freedom of speech to Satyagrahis. This occurs during 1940 and 1941. Afterward, Britain fails to accede to Indian demands for more autonomy in the Cripps mission of 1942. Gandhi then advocates his "Quit India" slogan. His followers and he are imprisoned. Gandhi is only allowed to publish again in 1946.

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