Mahatma Gandhi & Sabarmati Ashram
On 8 January 1915, Gandhi returned to India. In May 1915, he laid the foundation of Sabarmati Ashram at Ahmadabad.
200 people lived in Sabarmati Ashram in a typical Indian village style. To demonstrate the rejection of mechanized industry of Britain, these men at Ashram took the pledge to wear only Khadi. To explain his ideas, he started travelling in IIIrd class railway carriages. He started getting concerned about the poor and untouchables of the country.
Till 1917, Gandhi had no official leadership or role or agenda and British could easily tolerate his presence.