Gandhi had given up Western style clothing upon his return to India in 1915. He urged Indians to do likewise because buying British made goods only made the British manufacturers richer. Native Indian businesses were losing business and eventually closing since they couldn’t compete with the more cheaply made British cloth.
Gandhi led several hundred, then thousands of Indians to the sea to distill the saltwater and make salt. The march lasted about 3 weeks and covered over 240 miles.
Jinnah is the tall , aristocratic acting gentleman in the white suit in the video. Note his attitude compared to Gandhi in how he deals with people.
In the city of Amritsar, Indians of all types met to peacefully discuss the violation of Indian civil rights under British law. The Golden Temple of the Sikhs in the city of Amritsar Hundreds were killed and thousands were injured as a result of General Dyer’s action
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “ True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” Dr. ML King, Jr. 1929 - 1968
First , it is not based on cowardice; although it may seem passive physically, it is spiritually active, requiring the courage to stand up against injustice. Dr. M L King, Jr., on Nonviolence “ Letter From a Birmingham Jail”
Second , Nonviolence does not seek to defeat the opponent but rather to win his understanding. Dr. M L King, Jr., on Nonviolence SATYAGRAHA
Third , the attack is directed at the evil not at the people who are doing the evil; for King the conflict was not between whites and blacks but between justice and injustice. Dr. M L King, Jr., on Nonviolence Fourth , in nonviolence there is a willingness to accept suffering without retaliating.
Fifth , not only is physical violence avoided but also spiritual violence ; love replaces hatred. Dr. M L King, Jr., on Nonviolence Sixth , nonviolence has faith that justice will prevail.
Tushar A. Gandhi standing outside the Dharasana Salt Satyagrah Memorial. “My Grandfather Manilal Gandhi participated in the raid on the Dharasana Salt Depot, he was hit on the head by the Colonial Police and remained unconcious for two days. He might have fallen at the same stop where I stand.”
"The allies have no moral cause for which they are fighting, so long as they are carrying this double sin on their shoulders, the sin of India's subjection and the subjection of the Negroes and African races ," Gandhi argued. Gandhi’s Beliefs about England and America during WWII
Gandhi and the last British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten and his wife with Gandhi. Gandhi wanted the British to leave India as friends.