INDIA: Gandhi's Legacy

No city in India is more closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi's bloodless revolution against the British Raj than the prosperous, crowded (pop. 922,000) mill town of Ahmedabad, 275 miles north of Bombay. It was in Ahmedabad that Gandhi set up his chief ashram (model community). The shrewd, industrious Gujaratis (Gandhi was one himself) gave his independence movement its first mass following. In Ahmedabad last week two of Gandhi's most effective weapons against the British—satyagraha (soul force) and fasting—rose up to plague the new nation they had created.

The trouble in Ahmedabad was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!