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Social Science: Events and Processes - Nationalism in India - Impact of First World War, Khilafat, Non- Cooperation

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How did different social groups conceive the idea of 'Non-Cooperation'? Explain with examples.

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Different social groups conceived the idea of Non-Cooperation differently :

(i) The middle class joined the movement because the boycott of foreign goods would make the sale of their textiles and hand looms go up.
(ii) The peasants took part in the movement because they hoped they would be saved from the oppressive landlords, high taxes taken by the colonial government.
(iii) Plantation workers took part in the agitation hoping they would get the right to move freely in and outside the plantations and get land in their own villages.
(iv) The tribals in Andhra Pradesh joined the movement against oppressive British policies that restricted their mobility in the forests.

Concept: Nationalism in India - Impact of First World War, Khilafat, Non- Cooperation
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