“The plantation workers in Assam had their own understanding of Mahatma Gandhi and the notion of Swaraj”. Support the statement with arguments


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The plantation workers in Assam had their own understanding of Mahatma Gandhi and notion of Swaraj.

  • For plantation workers in Assam, freedom meant the right to more freely in and out of the confined space in which they were enclosed.
  • Swaraj meant relating a link with the village from which they had come.
  • Under the Inland Emigration Act of 1859 plantation workers were not permitted to leave the Tea Gardens without permission.
  • When they heard of the Non-Cooperation movement thousands of workers defined the authorities, left planations and needed home.
  • They believed that Gandhi Raj was coming and everyone would be given land in their own village.