What was the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi on ChamparanSatyagraha?
- The European planters of Champaran in Bihar resorted to illegal and inhuman methods of indigo cultivation at a cost which was wholly unjust.
- The peasants were liable to unlawful extortion and oppression by the planters.
- Mahatma Gandhi took up their cause. The Government appointed an enquiry commission of which Mahatma Gandhi was a member.
- The grievances of the peasants were enquired and ultimately the Champaran Agrarian Act was passed in May 1918.
Concept: Peasants Revolts
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