Non-violent Resistance Setting & Symbolism

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India

Gandhi's home and the land he freed from British rule.

South Africa

Gandhi began his practice of non-violence in South Africa to secure civil rights for Indians there.

Gujarat

The westernmost state in India and Gandhi's home state.

Vykom

The capital of the Indian state of Kerala and the site of the Vykom Satyagraha.

Britain

The country that ruled India for much of Gandhi's life.

Kheda, Bardoli, Rajkot

Names of three areas that saw Satyagrahas.

Satyagraha

Gandhi's spiritual philosophy of love, truth and non-violence.

Ahimsa

The belief in total nonviolence.

Fasting and Asceticism

Gandhi encourages the Satyagrahis to engage in various ascetic practices that he used to purify his own spirit and body.

The Salt Tax

The salt tax was a punitive tax on salt imposed by the British; Gandhi led a revolt against this tax.

British Rule

The British ruled India during Gandhi's life, but through his efforts, India became independent.

Nonviolence

Gandhi was a believer in total nonviolence.

Women

Gandhi was one of the first men to fight for women's rights and included women in his Satyagrahis, although confining them to less dangerous situations.

Satyagrahs (Vykom, Kheda, Bardoli, Salt)

The mass practice of Satyagraha used in order to achieve some objective. Various Satyagrahas are described throughout the book.

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