Discuss the importance of Champaran satyagraha

This was the first experiment of novel method adopted by Gandhiji ie. Civil disobedience and passive resistance in the Champaran. This has huge historical significance as it marks the advent of Gandhiji in mainline politics and paved the ground for Gandhi ji popularity as leader. It also gave sanctions to the method adopted by Gandhiji.

 

Gandhiji was able to convince the administration that tinkhatia was an exploitative system and need revamping. He became the member of the committee to make an enquiry. The recommendations of the committee were in the favour of Peasants and it recommended to abolish tinkhatia and asked to compensate the peasants for illegal collection of rents and taxes.

 

First time rural problem in general and the problem of peasants were taken into consideration which were obscure hitherto in the Indian politics. It make the way for participation of peasants in mass movements.

 

 

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