Hardly was the Ahmedabad mill-hands’ strike over, when I had to plunge into the Kheda Satyagraha struggle. A condition approaching famine had arisen in the. Kheda Satyagraha. (Speech at Nadiad, March 22, ). The occasion which has brought us here is so important that it will be enshrined in your memory for. The first Satyagraha movements inspired by Mahatma Gandhi occurred in Champaran district of Bihar and the Kheda district of Gujarat on to

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Kheda district of GujaratIndia during the period of the British Raj. The tax for the year in question, and the next would be suspended, and the increase in rate reduced, while all confiscated property would be returned.

To breathing time was, however, in store for me. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Even when all their personal kheva, land and livelihood were seized, a vast majority of Kheda’s farmers remained firmly united in the support of Patel.

The struggle of the peasants was organised for several causes. You must be logged in to post a comment. The Sabha sent petitions and telegrams to the Government and even patiently swallowed the insults and threats of the Commissioner.

Kheda Satyagraha of 1918

The Patidar peasants and the intelligentsia developed its faith in satyagraba. Therefore we, the undersigned, hereby solemnly declare that we shall not, of our own accord, pay to the Government the full or the remaining revenue for the year.


It was a major revolt in the Indian independence movement.

So a number of sweet recollections in this connection will have to be crowded out. Tuchin Revolt Harelle Peasants’ Revolt. Instead, they used their cash and valuables to donate to the Gujarat Sabha which was officially organising the protest [ clarification needed ]. Gujaratis sympathetic to the revolt in other parts resisted the government machinery, and helped to shelter the relatives and property of the protesting peasants. On the basis of land data, collected in this way, the revenue was increased.

A condition approaching famine had arisen in the Kheda district owing to a widespread failure of crops, and the Patidars of Kheda were considering the question of getting the revenue assessment for the year suspended. His chief lieutenant, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and a close coterie of devoted Gandhians, namely Narhari ParikhMohanlal Pandya and Ravi Shankar Vyas toured the countryside, organised the villagers and gave them political leadership and direction. But the officials maintained and rejected the popular demand for non-payment of tax.

A Protest Vyborg Manifesto. We shall rather let our lands be kyeda than that by voluntary payment we should allow our case to be satyagrahs false or should compromise our self-respect. The Government finally sought to foster an honourable agreement for both parties.

Summary of Kheda Peasant Struggle (1918)

Retrieved 8 December Besides the volunteers of Kheda, my principal comrades in this struggle were Sjts. Gandhi inwhen he led the Kheda Satyagraha.

The contention of the cultivators, on the other hand, was that it was less than four annas. At last all petitioning and prayer having failed, after taking counsel with co-workers, I advised the Patidars ro resort to Satyagraha. We shall rather let our lands be forfeited than that by voluntary payment we should kheds our case to be considered false or should compromise our self-respect.


Kheda Satyagraha of – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: I cannot devote many chapters to this struggle. His handpicked team of eminent lawyers comprising [6] Dr. People also worked in cohesion to return the confiscated lands to their rightful owners.

The reason why those who are able to pay still withold payment is satyagaha, if they pay up, the poorer ryots may in a panic sell their chattels or incur debts to pay their dues, and thereby bring suffering upon themselves. Champaran Satyagraha was the first to be started, but the word Satyagraha was used for the first time in Anti Rowlatt Act agitation.

Even when all their personal property, land and livelihood were seized, a vast majority of Kheda’s farmers remained firmly united in the support of Patel. In these circumstances we feel that, for the sake of the poor, it is the duty even of those who can afford to pay to withhold payment of their assessment.

The Kheda movement was terminated owing to the acceptance of some of the prime demands of the peasants. Archived from the original on 6 December

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