GANDHI & NON-VIOLENT PROTEST DURING THE BRITISH RAJ

An insight into the fight for Indian independence. The Indian fight for independence from the British Empire, along with the Civil Rights Movement helmed by Martin Luther King, is the most well-known example of a ‘successful’ nonviolent protest. It culminated in the granting of independence on 15 August 1947, ending the British Raj (period during which India was a British ruled colony). The Indian effort was not an entirely nonviolent one, but it is widely accepted that the nonviolent group, led by Mahatma Gandhi, was the determining factor in achieving independence.  The following looks first at the history of India […]