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Description Non-violence and non-violent public protest and mass movement was adopted by Mahatma Gandhi for India's independence from the British rule. But the real precedent and model for this sort of non-violent mass movement was set much earlier by the Akali Sikhs during their religious agitation or Satygarha in 1922 for the liberation of their sacred shrine 'Guru ka Bagh' in District Amritsar, Punjab. This Akali Sikh non-violent movement despite unprecedented brutality and beatings by the British police became and ideal for India's topmost freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi. This booklet written by a non-Sikh press correspondent of the Allahabad based national newspaper 'The Independent', gives an eye-witness account of this ideal non-violent agitation and its ultimate success. The account is based on this correspondent's diary notings, press dispatches and the articles written in his newspaper. It is highly objective and comprehensive[edit]
Keywords Chaura Chauri, Guru ka Bagh 1922, Akali Sikhs, Sir Edward Maclagan, Sir Johan Maynard, Punjab Legislative Assembly, Sir Ganga Ram, Golden Temple, Pandit Malaviya, McPherson, Mahant Sundar Das, SGPC, Ruchi Ram Sahni, Sir Michael O\'Dwyer, C.M. Andrews, Pandit Motilal Nehru, Harinder Nath Chatopadhya, [edit]
Accession Number   BK-000749
Author G. A. Sundaram
Year 1923
Script Roman
Language English
Publisher Unknown
Custodian G.S. Lamba, Jalandhar
Length 21.2
Breadth 14.0
Completion Complete
Condition Good
Pages                         117
 
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