SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Where and when did Mahatma Gandhi first use his method of hunger-strike to achieve a desired goal?

    A)  At Natal in South Africa in the year 1906

    B)  At Champaran in the year 1917

    C)  At Ahmedabad in the year 1918

    D)  At Cape Town in South Africa in the year 1906

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] In Ahmedabad an agitation had been going on between the labourers and the owners of a cotton textile mill for an increase of pay. While Gandhiji was negotiating with the mill owners, he advised the workers to go on strike and to demand 35% increase in wages. Having advised the strikers to depend upon their conscience, Gandhiji himself went on a "fast unto death" to strengthen the workers resolved to continue the strike. The mill owners gave away and a settlement was reached after 21 days of strike. This was his first fast in India as well as the first one for a desired goal. Overall this was his third fast. However, the first two were done for penance and not to achieve a desired goal.

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