The labourers in the Ahmedabad mill had some dispute with the owners.
on strike. Anusuyaben took it upon herself to lead them. If she was to lead
them, how could Gandhiji stay away from it?
movement went on for so many months. Gandhiji would visit the labourers everyday
and advise them.
labourers were getting unemployed. They had nothing to eat yet they came to
listen to Gandhiji's advice. They firmly kept the strike going.
days passed by a strong bond developed between Gandhiji and the labourers.
Whenever he realised the difference between himself and the labourers Gandhiji
would feel very sorry. He thought, "These poor people don't even have rags to
cover their bodies. Then why should I have so many clothes? The cloth of my
turban is long enough to make ten caps, which would cover ten heads.
then he gave up wearing a turban and started using the cap. He also made his
dhoti short, gave up wearing a long coat and contented himself with a short
established equality with those labourers then only his truth loving soul felt