Q. 24.3( 19 Votes )

Describe the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the Indian National Movement.

Answer :

Mahatma Gandhi played a major role in all Indian National Movements. His past experience in South Africa led him to stand against the racialism and to help common people to claim their civil rights.

India was completely under British rule and suffered more to have their basic rights and also was being suppressed by huge tax imposition. Gandhiji travelled in and around India to understand the sufferings of the people and led the struggle against the freedom for India.


He rooted the Non- Violent approach to stand against British rule and influenced the entire nation to stand for the same. His soul mantra was “Satyagraha” approach. He stood for several causes that people suffer and claimed rights for them. He led the following movements to stand against British rule,


• Champaran Movement (1917)


• Kheda Movement (1918)


• Khilafat Movement (1919)


• Non-Cooperation Movement (1920)


• Civil Disobedience Movement: Dandi March and Gandhi-Irwin Pact


• Quit India Movement (1942)


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