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Grade 7 Humanities - Civil Disobedience: Ghandi's India

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Dandi march was a walk undertaken by the Indian nationalist leader Mohandas K. Gandhi and his followers in 1930. On March 12, Gandhi and 78 followers began the 24-day march from Sabarmati Ashram, near Ahmadabad, through the Gujarat villages to the sea at Dandi, about 236 miles (380 kilometers) away. There, Gandhi committed a deliberate act of civil disobedience against British rule by ceremonially breaking the law and making salt. At that time, it was against the law to possess salt not made and taxed by the government. The British authorities did not arrest Gandhi immediately but imprisoned him about a month later, on May 5. The Dandi march aroused enormous public interest and more than 60,000 people followed Gandhi's example during 1930 by making salt and going to prison.

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"Dandi march." World Book Student, World Book, 2017, Accessed 16 May 2017.


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