International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 12, Part F (2018)
A journey to Champaran: Celebrating 100 years of Neel Satyagraha
It is a tragedy that the agrarian situation in the country doesn’t seem to have changed much even after a century. The plight of indigo farmers in Champaran a hundred years ago is the plight of farmers all over the country in modern-day India. Gandhiji’s presence in this district and other parts of the state of Bihar for one hundred and seventy five days in Champaran had made him famous throughout the world and even today one can feel every corner of Champaran whispering the presence of Gandhiji. It was the first important work that Mahatma Gandhi undertook after returning from South Africa was in Champaran. He quoted it as a ‘Home-rule’. This article reflects the tragedy of peasants under the colonial rule by the forced cultivation of indigo for ultimate profit. As a symbol of justice the role of M.K Gandhi has also been highlighted along with his path to fight against the foreign evils. The before and after math expression of Satyagraha has also been pointed out here. In the whole nation, the Champaran Satyagraha has taken a tremendous place as a symbol of resistance.
How to cite this article:
Eldo Jacob. A journey to Champaran: Celebrating 100 years of Neel Satyagraha. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(12): 370-372.