January 1, 1970

Mahatma Gandhi, a Hindu philosopher, pacifist and reformer, had taken over the Congress in India in 1920. He believed India could not flourish under an alien (British) government and campaigned for complete independence. In 1930, when the new viceroy announced that the British government intended to grant dominion status to India, Gandhi expressed his views forcefully in a letter to the viceroy; not even ‘dominion status’ was acceptable to him.

Read his letter to the Viceroy of India here.

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