The Bardoli Satyagraha, was a movement in the independence struggle led by Sardar Vallabhai Patel for the farmers of Bardoli against. Myth and reality in the Bardoli Satyagraha ‐ a study in Gandhian politics Essays in Gandhian Politics — Rowlatt Satyagraha of (Oxford, ). The peasants who participated in the Bardoli Satyagraha of did not form a homogeneous group. They belonged to different castes and different social and.

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The Bardoli Satyagraha ofin the state of GujaratIndia during the period of the British Rajwas a major episode of civil disobedience and revolt in the Indian Independence Movement.

But the Governor ignored the letter, and reciprocated by announcing the date of collection.

It was after Bardoli that Sardar Patel became one of India’s most important leaders. Even the flames of Bardoli had reached to Punjab and many jathas of peasants were satygraha to Bardoli.

Many hid their most precious belongings with relatives in other parts, and the protestors received financial support and essential supplies from supporters in other parts.

It may also be pertinent to mention here that the land of Surat taluka was quite fertile. The withdrawal of the movement was not a happy affair. Dhanagare has raised the issue as to what extent the satyagraha was a reality or a myth created by the Gandhians. Wages, just bardolii for subsistence, were paid in kind and were so low that the amount borrowed could never be repaid. He would not lead them unless he had the unanimous understanding and agreement of all the villages involved.


Patel first wrote to the Governor of Bombay, asking him to reduce the taxes for the satyagrahx in face of the calamities.

The problem of Hali Pratha, which was highly exploitative, was not raised at all by the movement. Retrieved from ” https: As a matter of fact, the pressure of the legislative assembly was bareoli strong that the government was obliged to take a soft stand against the movement. Actually, they survived a near-slave life in Bardoli.

The land with the poorer peasants was very meagre and largely unproductive. This increase in land tax was immediately opposed by the Congressmen. The Patidars were a well-to-do class of peasants. The Congress Party found the concessions too meagre.

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Cornish Rebellion of The poorer masses of peasantry sstyagraha had very little land in their possession were altogether neglected. Aided by Parikh, Vyas and Pandya, he divided Bardoli into several zones — each with a leader and volunteers specifically assigned. Views Read Edit View history. At a broader plane it could be safely said that the Bardoli agitation was more a national issue for experimenting satyagraha as a method for freedom struggle.

Sardar Patel was contacted and some kind of agreement was struck. But Gandhi and Patel agreed that neither the Congress nor Gandhi would directly involve themselves, and the struggle left entirely to the people of Bardoli taluka.


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Telangana Peasant Struggle Patel had appointed volunteers in every village to keep watch. Gandhiji, along with Patel, conducted the movement in such a way that it carried, throughout the period, its non-violent character. As regards the cultivating landowners, 50, acres of land were forfeited though not sold. The movement was eventually led by Vallabhbhai Pateland its success gave rise to Patel becoming one of the main leaders of the independence movement.

Dhanagare argues that the movement pleaded the cause of the rich and middle class peasants. Along with tax inspectors, bands of Pathans were gathered from northwest India to forcibly seize the property of the villagers and terrorize them.

He was widely respected by common Gujaratis across the state.

Soon, the Bardoli peasant movement became a national issue. The villagers replied that they were prepared for the worst, but definitely could not accept the government’s injustice.

Inan agreement was finally brokered by a Parsi member of the Bombay government.