Rajkumar Shukla, an indigo farmer, appealed to Mahatma Gandhi to visit Champaran. He maintained a diary that gives a fascinating and precise historical account of what happened then.
Swati Chandra | April 10, 2017 | Patna
To tell exactly when the Champaran Satyagraha actually started would be little difficult. However, it was April 10 when Gandhi set out for his journey in Bihar and this month marked the hundredth year of Gandhi’s remarkable experiment of Satyagraha in indigo producing villages.
Before Gandhi reached Champaran, a villager who spoke Bhojpuri and Hindi ran from pillar to post to make the voice of indigo farmers heard. He looked at Gandhi as a saint.
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