Explain the significance of Dandi March in the history of the Indian National Movement.
Gandhiji’s Dandi March holds a very important position in Indian history of freedom struggle due to various reasons:
(A) Gandhiji was made a centre of attention of the world with this march. The European press as well as the American press published descriptive accounts relating to the Salt March that was conducted by Gandhiji.
(B) It was additionally the first National Movement wherein women volunteered in larger numbers. A renowned socialist worker, Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay, advised Gandhiji not to keep these movements restricted to men-folk only. A huge number of women with Kamala Devi violated the liquor as well as salt laws, and courted arrest together.
(C) Resulting from this salt movement, the colonial rulers got an understanding that their authority was no longer permanent in India and now, they will have to provide some participation to those Indians who are in power.