University of California Irvine The Salt March Movement Discussion Questions
You will need to watch the documentary, A Force More Powerful: The Salt March (00:00-26:30) on our weekly introduction page. Like your weekly assigned readings, this documentary is a secondary source. You will also look at a compilation of (mostly) primary sources related to women and social activism during the Salt March. The event is generally remembered as the first time masses of Indian women participated in the struggle for independence and marked the involvement of women from all walks of life, extending the movement out of its upper class enclave.
- Consider, how did Gandhi grew support for the the Salt March?
- How did Gandhi incorporate women into the Salt March?
- How and why was this event ultimately linked to the broader movement for both Indian independence and international movements for women’s rights?