Salt March (Satyagraha and Three Round Table Conference)


We are Enjoying Our Freedom Today is all because of our Freedom Fighters Struggle and Lot More, Let us Appreciate and Remember our Great Legends who fought for our Freedom, We all are so Fortunate to Enjoy all Privileges. On the Eve of Independence Day let us go back to our past and have a overview of it. Himalai is trying to bring the best possible Memories of the Struggle which made us to Proudly say we are Independent.

Let us have a look at the Freedom Struggle we Fought and we are bring it in a Educative model which can make you enjoy the freedom struggle and prepare for the exam.


Dandi March/Salt Satyagraha (1930):

To achieve the goal of “complete Independence’, Gandhi  launched another civil  disobedience movement. Alongwith 78 followers, Gandhi started his famous march from Sabarmati Ashram on March 12, 1930 for the small village Dandi (Navsari District) to break the Slt Law. Gandhi covered a distance of 240 miles in 24 days (March 12 –April 5). On reaching the seashore on April 6, he broke the Salt Law by picking up salt from the seashore. By picking a handful of salt, Gandhi inaugurated the Civil Disobedience Movement, a movement that was to remain unsurpassed in the history of Indian National Movement for the countrywide mass participation it unleashed. The movement became so powerful that is sparked off patriotism even among the Indian soldiers in the army. The Garhwal soldiers refused to fire on the people at Peshwar. Gandhiji was arrested on May 5, 1930. This was followed by another round of boycott of foreign goods and it took the shape of a nationwide Civil Disobedience Movement in which ladies also participated. Soon thereafter followed repressive measures such as mass arrests, lathi-charge, police-firing etc. About 1,00,000 people were in jainl.


The First Round Table Conference (1930):

It was held in London on Nov.12, 1930, to discuss the Simon Commission, but was totally boycotted by the Indian National Congress. The Commission had proposed self-government in the provinces and federation of British India and the princely states at the Centre. However, the representative of the Muslim League,. Liberals and other parties had assembled for the discussion on the commission report. But in absence of the premier political party, the First Round Table Conference had to be adjourned to Jan. 2, 1931.


Gandhi-Irwin Pact/Delhi Pact (March 5, 1931):

Early in 1931 two moderate statesman, Sapru and Jayakar, initiated efforts to bring about aproachment between Gandhi and the government. Six meeting with Viceroy Lord Irwin finally led to the signing of a pact between the two on March 5, 1931, whereby the congress called off the movement and agreed to join the Second Round Table Conference. Regarding Gandhi-Irwin Pact J.L Nehru remarks, ‘This is the way the worlds ends,/Not with a bang, but a whimper’.


The Second Round Table Conference(1931):

It was held in London during the viceroyalty of Lord Willingdon  during Sep.-Dec. 1931 and Gandhiji attended it on behalf of Indian National Congress. Nothing much was expected from the Conference for the imperialist political forces, which ultimately controlled the British Government in London, were opposed to any political or economic concession being given to India which could lead to its independence. The Conference, however, failed as Gandhiji could not agree with British Prime Minister Ramsay Mac Donald on his policy of communal representation and refusal of the British government on the basic Indian demand for freedom. The conference closed on Dec. 1, 1931, without any concrete result.


The Communal Award/Mac Donald Award (Aug. 16, 1932):

While Gandhi was arrested on his return from London after the Second Round Table Conference, British Prime Minister Ramsay Mac Donald announced his Award on communal representation in Aug. 16, 1932. Besides containing provisions for representation of Muslims, Sikhs and Europeans, it envisaged communal representation of Depressed Classes also. Gandhi was deeply grieved by this and underwent a fast in protest against this Award since it aimed to divide India on a communal basis. While many political Indians saw the fast as diversion from the ongoing political movement, all were deeply concerned and emotionally shaken. Almost every where in India mass meetings took place, political leaders of different persuasi0ns, like Madam Mohan Malviya, B. R. Ambedkar and M.C. Raja became active. In the end the succeeded in hammering out an agreement, known as the Poona Pact.


Poona Pact/Gandhi-Ambedkar Pact (Sep.24, 1932):

As discussed, the Communal Award created immense dissatisfaction among Hindus. Gandhi who was on fast in protest staked his life to get the Award repudiated. According to the pact, the idea of separate electorate for the Depressed Classes was abandoned but seats reserved for them in the provincial legislatures were increased from 71 in the Award to 148, and in the central legislature to 18% of the total. Ultimately the fast ended with the Poona Pact which annulled the Award. The leaders of the various groups and parties among Hindus, and B.R.Ambedkar on behalf of the harijans, signed the pact. The Poona Pact between caste Hindus and the Depressed Classes agreed upon a joint electorate.


The Third Round Table Conference (Nov.17 – Dec. 24, 1932):

It was held in 1932 but again proved furtless since the national leaders were in prison.


Know More About Our Freedom Struggle 

  1. Freedom Struggle
  2. Nature of the Revolt of 1857
  3. Indian National Congress (I. N. C.)
  4. Partition of Bengal
  5. Rowlatt Act and Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
  6. Khilafat movement and Non-Cooperation Movement
  7. Salt March(Satyagraha and Three Round Table Conference)
  8. The Government of India Act, 1935
  9. Congress Ministries Resign and Pakistan Resolution
  10. Quit India Movement
  11. Azad Hind Fauj
  12. Mount-batten Plan and the Indian Independence Act