Explain the meaning and notion of 'Swaraj' as perceived by the plantation workers. How did they respond to the call of the Non-cooperation Movement.
Points to Remember
- For plantation workers in Assam ,freedom meant the right to move freely
- Inland Emigration Act of 1859
- workers defied the authorities, left the plantation and headed home .
- worker would be given land
- Stranded on the way , caught by the police and brutally beaten up.
We use any 5 points and elaborate on them
Answer to be written in the exam
- For the plantation workers in Assam , freedom meant the right to move freely in and out the confined space in which they were enclosed that means retaining a link with the village.
- Under the Inland Emigration Act of 1859, plantation workers were not permitted to leave the tea gardens without permission, and in fact they were rarely given such permissions.
- When they know about the Non- Cooperation Movement , workers defied authorities and left the plantation and headed home .
- The workers believed that Gandhi Raj was coming and every worker would be given land in their own villages.
- Stranded on the way by a railway and streamer strike , they were caught by the police and brutally beaten up.