Discuss the Salt March to make clear why it was an effective symbol of resistance against colonialism?

Q.2:- Discuss the Salt March to make clear why it was an effective symbol of resistance against colonialism?

 

Answer:-

Salt March was an effective symbol of resistance against colonialism because

 (i) All classes could identify with salt as it was a cheap and essential food item.
(ii) Tax on salt and the monopoly over its manufacturing was a sign of the oppression of British Rule.
(iii) It would affect the British Economy.
Gandhiji reached Dandi on 12th March, 1930 and violated salt law by manufacturing salt from sea water. Breaking the salt law was an apparent defiance of British authority and was a direct challenge to British Rule in India. It had a far reaching repercussion on the whole structure of colonialism.