I thought I must post this here...
". . . rarely given such permission When they heard of the Non-Cooperation Movement, thousands of workers defied the autorities and headed home. They believed that Gandhi Raj was coming and everyone would be given land in their own villages, They, however, never reached their destination. Stranded on the way by a railway and streamer strike, they were caught by the police and brutally beaten up.
The visions of these movements were not defined by the Congress programme. They interpreted the term Swaraj in their own ways,, imagining it to be a time when all sufferings and all troubles would be over. Yet, when the tribals chanted Gandhiji's name and raised slogans demanding 'Swatantra Bharat (Independent India)' , they were also emotionally relating to an all-India agitation. When they acted in the name of Mahatma Gandhi, or linked thier movement to that of the Congress, they were identifying with a movement which went beyond the limits of thier immediate locality. . . "
NATIONALISM IN INDIA,
'INDIA AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD - II',
'TEXTBOOK IN HISTORY FOR CLASS X'
These were the lines that struck me deeply...I am really going to miss studyin history and politics from next year... because I'm opting for science...