Q.:- If you were a peasant in Uttar Pradesh in 1920, how would you have responded to Gandhiji’s call for Swaraj? Give reasons for your response.
I would have responded positively to Gandhiji’s call by refusing to pay the Zamindar’s illegal demands, ask for reduction of the revenue demands to a reasonable amount and also ask for security of tenure. In short, I would boycott the system of Zamindari, as it exists today, in a non-violent manner. The reasons for my above action are that, as a peasant, I will limit my requirement to my area of work. Swaraj would mean freedom from the atrocities perpetrated by the Zamindars.