High Tide

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195693430
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081387 | DOI:
High Tide

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This chapter discusses Gandhi’s non-co-operation movement, which helped increase the morale of his followers. It introduces Motilal’s newspaper, the Independent, which initially drew the services of a number of journalists—mostly due to the high salaries Motilal offered. It gives an account of the newspaper’s brief stint, and notes that the newspaper literally folded because of financial mismanagement. It discusses Gandhi’s non-co-operation movement, which dubbed him as Congress’ leader and an exceptional father-figure, and the religious emotions that it arose. It shows that by this time the Nehrus no longer had a private life, and stresses that some of Gandhi’s followers did not understand the real importance of his actions. The chapter also looks at the arrests of some prominent Indian leaders, including Motilal. The final section of the chapter briefly discusses the proceedings of Motilal’s trial.

Keywords: non-co-operation movement; the Independent; financial mismanagement; religious emotion; Motilal’s arrest

Chapter.  4350 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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