The Nagpur Flag Satyagraha

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195663433
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081424 | DOI:
The Nagpur Flag Satyagraha

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This chapter discusses Jamnalal’s satyagraha campaign in his home province. This campaign was the idea of Pandit Sunderlal, the president of the Central Provinces Congress Committee. Several contrasting opinions were raised as the campaign spread in Nagpur, which included the Swarajists’ suspicions. They believed that this campaign was a cunning plot of the No-Changers to destroy their programme. The discussion then considers the issue of the flag satyagraha, and describes the events that led to Jamnalal’s first jail term along with Bhagwan Din and Vinoba Bhave. It shows that Jamnalal was unable to initiate the Nagpur satyagraha and that he was the only leader of national stature to be imprisoned. The chapter shows, however, that his brief stint in jail did not harm his business in any way; in fact, it raised his stock.

Keywords: Jamnalal’s satyagraha campaign; Pandit Sunderlal; Swarajists; No-Changers; flag satyagraha; jail; Bhagwan Din; Vinoba Bhave; Nagpur satyagraha

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