International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Kasturba: A woman of very strong will


Dr. Ashish Dher Tripathi

Vrajkunwerba Kapadia of Porbandar, little is known of her early life. In may 1883, 14-year old Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in an arranged marriage, according to the customs of the region. Many years latter Gandhjiji wrote, “We were a couple outside the ordinary. It was in 1906 that by mutual consent and after unconscious trial, we definitely adopted self-restraint as a rule of life. She was very strong will which in our early days I used to mistake for obstinacy. But that strong will enabled her to become, quite unwittingly, my teacher in the art and practice of non- violent and non-co-operation. Kasturba and Gandhiji then permanently left south Africa in july 1914 and returned to live in India. In 1922, Kasturba participated in Satyagraha movement in Balsad, Gujrat.
As a result of her anti- British activities, Kasturba was arrested and jailed on numerous occasions. Kasturba was arrested and kept in solitary confinement for a month. Her health worsened but Kasturba continued to fight for independence. She was imprisoned in the Aga Khan Palace in Pune. By this time her health had severely deteriorated completely and she breathed her last at the detention camp in Pune.
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Dr. Ashish Dher Tripathi. Kasturba: A woman of very strong will. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 247-248
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development