By Howard Spodek
In the twentieth century, Ahmedabad was once India's "shock city." It was once where the place the various nation's most vital advancements happened first and with the best intensity—from Gandhi's political and hard work organizing, during the development of cloth, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, to globalization and the sectarian violence that marked the flip of the recent century. occasions that occurred there resonated during the state, for larger and for worse. Howard Spodek describes the activities that swept town, telling their tale throughout the careers of the boys and ladies who led them.(2012)
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Indd 28 2/18/11 10:34:29 AM Gandhi Chooses Ahmedabad the next largest city after these six and always in the shadow of Bombay, the British capital for western India, played a smaller role in British administration. The presence of British officials was limited mostly to the few administrative buildings near the Bhadra Fort, the military cantonment to the north of the city, and the sadar bazaar, or civilian area attached to it. These British areas were suburbs of Ahmedabad, not dual cities, and their British populations numbered in the scores, not the hundreds or even thousands of these larger cities.
The public activities of Ramanbhai’s wife also contributed to the graciousness of interactions among the leaders. Vidyagauri served as a bridge among them. She worked actively for the welfare of untouchables through the Gandhian Harijan Sevak Sangh and for women’s education through the Gujarat Kelavani Mandal, and in 1932 she served as president of the All India Women’s Conference, closely associated with the Indian National Congress. The third of Ahmedabad’s leaders who would be displaced by Gandhi was Mangaldas Girdhardas, the most prominent mill owner of the day and Gandhi’s host in his first few days in the city.
It blundered into a minefield. As early as 1981, it expanded reservations in its medical schools for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students, and by 1985 and 1986, it declared its intention to expand them throughout its educational and administrative organizations. More, the state’s chief minister from 1980 to 1985, Madhavsinh Solanki of the Congress Party, attempted to build a ruling coalition based on groups considered to be backward. He implemented the KHAM strategy, favoring Kshatriyas (generally low castes), Harijans (scheduled castes, ex-untouchables), Adivasis (scheduled tribes), and Muslims.
Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India by Howard Spodek