Talana Museum South Africa  


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1913 Passive Resistance Movement

SatayagaraOn the centenary of the trial of Mohandas Gandhi in the Dundee Court House on 11 November 1913, a new permanent exhibit was opened in the museum.
This showcases the arrival of the Indentured Indians to Natal from 1850 and the conditions under which they worked in the Dundee area on the Natal coal mines and on farms.

The display then focuses on the causes of the 1913 Passive Resistance movement - "Satyahagra" and the march of 1913. The exhibit also examines the trial of Gandhi in the Dundee court house, the role which women played in this movement and stories of people who marched with Gandhi.