Why did Mahatma Gandhi send eleven demands in his letter to Lord Irwin? OR What were the main demands of the 11 demands of Mahatma Gandhi to Viceroy Irwin?

  • Mahatma Gandhi found in salt a powerful symbol that could unite the country.
  • Some of his demands were of general interest, others were specific demands of different classes.
  • The idea was to make the demands wide ranging, so that all classes within the Indian society could identify with them and could be united in a united campaign.