Gandhi, his life and thought by J B Kripalani

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These ideas guided him to He try other experiments in education after he had initiated the satyagraha movement in India in 1921. This movement, among other things, called upon the students in India to boycott educational institutions established by the foreign Government or aided by it. Ultimately, these experiments Education, Nai Talim. led to the formulation of Basic Gandhiji, as we have said, concerned himself not only with fighting for the rights of Indians in South Africa but also with reform of the community.

Adhere to I fully everything that I have written gave their "Even now before about GAKDHi: 32 ffiS LIFE AKt> THOUGHT Even now I say that In India finger-prints are refrom tribes. I have said before and say even now criminal quired that it would be a sin in virtue of the Black Act to give even our and signatures,, not to talk of finger-prints. It is true that I have, I believe wisely, laid great stress on this requisition of fingerIt was easier to rouse the community to a sense of the prints. the of situation by a reference to such a new and startling gravity feature of the Act as the finger-prints than to minor items in which we had already yielded submission.

You see the way said: 'Your resolution is not out of my mind. they are rushing through the resolutions. ' said Sir Pherozeshah Mehta. *No, no, there is still the resolution on South Africa. Mr. Gandhi has been waiting long/ cried out Gokhale. " asked Sir Pherozeshah. ' quite Well then, read I it good/ let us have It, Gandhi/ trembling. Gokhalc supported It. 'Unanimously passed/ cried out everyone. *You will have five minutes to speak to it, Gandhi/ said Mr. Wacha. "The procedure was far from pica&ing to me.

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