CHRONOLOGY OF MAHATMA GANDHI
- Mahatma Gandhi Chronology
- Years of Fasts of Mahatma Gandhi
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Chronology : Years of Fasts of Mahatma Gandhi
- 1913 (Phoenix) :Penitential fast for a week for moral lapses of two immediate at the settlement.
- 1914 (Phoenix) :Fourteen days fast for similar reason.
- 01 June, 1915 :Fasted for a day on detecting untruth among Ashram boys.
- 11 September, 1915 :Gave up evening meal due to some Ashramaties objection to the admission of a Harijan in the Ashram.
- 15 March, 1918 :For a rise in the wages of mill workers of Ahmedabad.
- 06 April, 1919 :First day of Satyagraha fight.
- 13 April, 1919 :Began fast for 72 hours for Jallianwala Bagh massacre at Amritsar and disturbances at Bombay and Ahmedabad.
- 19-21 Nov., 1921 :Fasted owing to disturbances at Bombay.
- 28 November, 1921 :Took vow to fast for 24 hours every Monday till Swaraj was won and started it from that day.
- 12-16 Feb., 1922 :Owing to the massacre at Chauri Chaura.
- 17 Sep. to 7 Oct., 1924 :For communal unity.
- 24-30 Nov., 1925 :For having detected sexual aberrations in some boys and girls of the Ashram.
- 22-24 June, 1928 :Owing to moral lapse of an Ashram inmate.
- 20-25 Sept., 1932 :In protest against the decision to setup separate electorate for the Harijans.
- 03 December, 1932 :In protest against Government not allowing a fellow prisoner to do scavenging work.
- 08-29 May, 1932 :For self purification and of his colleagues.
- 16-22 August, 1933 :In protest against Government's decision not to grant all the facilities for Harijan work which he was having previously in Jail.
- 07-13 August, 1934 :An irrate reformer attacked an opponent of the Harijan upliftment movement with a lathi. Started fast to atone.
- 03-06 March, 1939 :For the breach of promise by the Rajkot ruler.
- 12-13 Nov., 1940 :Fasted for two days for minor thefts in the Ashram.
- 05-07 May, 1941 :Because of communal riots in Bombay and Ahmedabad.
- 29 June, 1941 :For communal unity.
- 10-03 March, 1943 :In protest against Government's propaganda that the responsibility of disturbances after Quit India resolution was that of Congress.
- 30 November, 1944 :Fasted or thought of fasting for one or more days. Details and reason could not be traced.
- 20 October, 1946 :Probably on account of an error by the person who prepared the fair copy of a letter written during negotiations with the Muslim League.
- 15 August, 1947 :Against partition of the country.
- 01 to 03 Sept., 1947 :For communal harmony.
- 11 October, 1947 :Birth date according to Vikram calendar. Fasted instead of celebrating it.