How did plantation workers have their own understanding of Mahatma Gandhi and the notion of Swaraj? Explain.
i) Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in January 1915.
ii) Mahatma Gandhi believed that this dharma of non-violence could unite all Indians.
iii) In 1916 he travelled to Champaran in Bihar to inspire the peasants to struggle against the oppressive plantation system.
iv) Workers too had their own understanding of Mahatma Gandhi and the notion of swaraj. For plantation workers in Assam, freedom meant the right to move freely in and out of the con fined space in which they were enclosed, and it meant retaining a link with the village from which they had come.