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Title Gandhi And The Punjab
Description Punjabis had a love and hate relationship with Mahatma Gandhi. While the moderate Punjabis followed Gandhi's style of non-cooperation and non-violent approach towards the British rule, the radical Punjabis, though in minority never toed Gandhi's line. This book mainly dwells on the Gandhi's relationship with the majority Punjabis during the short but crucial period of 1919-1922 during which the Sikhs led many non-violent agitations against the British supported Mahants for the liberation of their sacred Sikh shrines. Mahatma Gandhi became one of the greater admirers of Sikhs and Punjabis for their non-violent agitations and unparalleled sacrifices the atrocities and violence perpetrated on the peace loving people of Punjab by the British like Jallianwala Bagh and draconian laws imposed following the passage Rowlatt Act in Punjab made Gandhi an opponent of the British from being a cooperator during the first war years. The book analysis this meaning relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and people of Punjab with a fair amount of objectivity.
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