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In Gandhi’s FootstepsThe Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj$
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B. R. Nanda

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195663433

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.001.0001

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The Cult of the Spinning Wheel

The Cult of the Spinning Wheel

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(p.148) 13 The Cult of the Spinning Wheel
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In Gandhi’s Footsteps
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B. R. Nanda

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0013

This chapter considers Gandhi’s interest in the spinning wheel, which became a common theme in his speeches and writings from 1924 to 1928. It discusses Jamnalal’s promotion of the khadi, the management of the All India Khaddar Board, and the organization of the All India Spinners’ Association. It discusses that the Association held independent powers and existence, and was not affected or controlled by political bodies, political changes, or politics. It then moves on to discussing Gandhi’s ‘political silence’, which lasted for a year, and his immediate tour in order to share his message of the spinning wheel. It shows that this tour soon took a toll on Gandhi’s health, and that his followers spent ways to ease the burden of his work. Finally, the chapter reveals the political consequence and significance of the khadi.

Keywords:   Gandhi, spinning wheel, khadi, All India Khaddar Board, All India Spinners’ Association, political silence

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