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Indigo

Book Review   by:buta     Original Author: Louis Fischer
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This story portraits Gandhiji’s struggle for the poor peasants of Champaran. The peasants were share croppers with the British planters. According to one old agreement, the peasants had to cultivate indigo on fifteen percent of the land and give as rent. The British didn’t need the indigo crop any more when Germany had developed synthetic indigo. Just to release the peasants from the fifteen percent agreement they demanded compensation. Some illiterate peasants agreed but others refused. Later lawyers were appointed .At that time Gandhiji went to Champaran. He managed to get justice after a year long battle for the peasants. He also made arrangements for the education, health, and hygiene for the families of the poor peasants. He gave them the lesson of self reliance.
Published: August 02, 2008   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    basically i cannot understand the part regarding the synthetic indigo and abt the 25 percent refund portion ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Indigo is a blue dye that the Britishers forced Indian farmers to cultivate on 15% of their land. But when Germany developed synthetic indigo (chemically made) the prices to indigo dropped and natural indigo was no longer needed. Britishers took advantage of the illitrate Indians and asked them to pay compensations if they wanted to free themselves from planting indigo on their land Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    why did gandhiji remark the battle of champaran is won ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    when all the people were unite against the british land lord in champaran then Gandhi remarked that the battle of champaran is won Saturday, August 24, 2013
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  1. Answer   Question  :    rajkumar shukla played as significant a role as gandhi did in the success of champaran episode.Do you agree?give reason in support of your answer. ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Rajkumar shukla played a very significant role in Gandhi success of Champaran if he did not comes to Gandhi and insist Gandhi to com champaran Saturday, August 24, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    20 sentences about the lesson Indigo View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    why was rajkumar shukla described as being resolute? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is indigo ( 4 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    all three answers are correct Saturday, December 01, 2012
  1. Answer  :    indigo is a name of crop Saturday, October 06, 2012
  1. Answer  :    It's a natural colour obtained from the plant of the same name, use to make dye Monday, February 27, 2012
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  1. Answer   Question  :    what was the ancient arrangement in champaran? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    The arable lands were divided into large estates which were owned by Britishers n sharecroppers were the tenants.The landlords compelled them to plant 3/20 or 15 percent of their holdings with indigo and surrender the entire indigo harvest as a rent. Saturday, October 06, 2012
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