Non-cooperation Movement was launched by the Indian National Congress which brought Gandhi as the most influential leader of Indian politics.
1. thousands of students left schools and colleges and joined more than 800 national schools and colleges that had been established all over the country.
2. People boycotted foreign cloth. Picketing of shops selling foreign cloth was also a major form of the boycott. Picketing of liquor shops was also carried out.
3. Merchants and traders refused to trade foreign goods.
As the boycott movement spread, people used only Indian clothes and began to discard foreign clothes.
As a result, the production of Indian textile mills and handloom went up largely. The foreign trade was hit by the indigenous goods, that impacted the British economy and they suffered a huge loss.
The Congress was initially hesitant in including women and giving them a position in the organization. The party members preferred the mere symbolic presence of women over representative presence. Even Gandhiji was convinced that it was the duty of women to look after the house, be a good wife and be a good mother.
1. During the Civil Disobedience, women volunteers participated in marches boycotts and Prabhat pheris.
2. There was immense support from women.
3. Women in large number participated in Dandi march.
4. They took part in March, manufacturing salt and picketed foreign goods.
5. Many of them were even sent to jails.
6. High caste families’ women too supported.
women played an indispensable role in India’s Freedom Struggle. All kind of women ranging from a common person to highly accomplished ladies participated in it. In the background of a conservative society and several limitations, their contribution is immensely commendable.
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