They were originally grocers.
The peasants decided to withhold the payment until the enhancement was cancelled or an impartial tribunal appointed for setting the case. Repression failed to yield the results.
He believes that truth is God and all his experiments concern his attempts to achieve truth and purity. With great effort his elder brother solved the issue. Further, the import of indentured laborers from India was to be phased out by Government started negotiations.
Lord Mountbatten described him as 'one-man peace army'. It consisted mainly of indentured labourers and traders. When they were arrested, five thousand Indian coal miners also went on strike and Gandhi himself led them across the Natalese border, where they expected arrest.