This chapter examines the events that pointed towards an inevitable confrontation between Gandhi and the Viceroy. It first notes Gandhi observation that public opinion was quickly turning in favour of civil disobedience, and that he needed to speed-up the non-cooperation movement. However, the Viceroy was also under pressure to defeat the non-cooperation movement. The chapter looks at the directive of the Cabinet—it criticized the Viceroy for his delay in arresting Gandhi—that was provoked by the approaching visit of the Prince of Wales to India. It is then followed by a section that examines the Bombay riots, which caused the Indian government to consider adopting more drastic measures. The chapter ends with a section on Gandhi’s first campaign on mass civil disobedience to be conducted in Bardoli.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.