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Mahatma Gandhi starts salt march to Dandi...
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March 12, 1930
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Taunton, Mass., March 12, 1930
* Mahatma Gandhi
* Fight for India independence - new Satyagraha against tax on salt
* Famous salt march to Dandi begins (1st report)
The front page has has a 3-line, 2-column heading: "GANDHI BEGINS MARCH TODAY TO JALALPUR," with subhead: "20,000 See Indian Nationalist Leader and His 79 Disciples Start Out From Ahmadabad Upon Disobedience Journey," which continues on page 13.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.
Complete in 14 pages, a little spine wear, but generally very nice.
wikipedia notes: Gandhi launched a new Satyagraha against the tax on salt in March of 1930. This was highlighted by the famous Salt March to Dandi from 12 March to 6 April, where he marched 388 kilometres (241 mi) from Ahmedabad to Dandi, Gujarat to make salt himself. Thousands of Indians joined him on this march to the sea. This campaign was one of his most successful at upsetting British hold on India; Britain responded by imprisoning over 60,000 people.
Category: The 20th Century