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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.