CHRONOLOGY Mahatma Gandhi

Years of Fasts of Mahatma Gandhi

1913 - 1923

1913 (Phoenix)

Penitential fast for a week for moral lapses of two immediate at the settlement

1914 (Phoenix)

Fourteen days fast for similar reason.

1915
1st June

Fasted for a day on detecting untruth among Ashram boys.

11th September

Gave up evening meal due to some Ashramaties objection to the admission of a Harijan in the Ashram

1918
15th March

For a rise in the wages of mill workers of Ahmedabad

1919
6th April

First day of Satyagraha fight

13th April

Began fast for 72 hours for Jallianwala Bagh massacre at Amritsar and disturbances at Bombay and Ahmedabad.

1921
19th To 21st November

Fasted owing to disturbances at Bombay

28th November

Took vow to fast for 24 hours every Monday till Swaraj was won and started it from that day.

1922
12th To 16th Feb

Owing to the massacre at Chauri Chaura

1924 - 1947

1924
17th September To 7th October

For communal unity

1925
24th To 30th November

For having detected sexual aberrations in some boys and girls of the Ashram.

1928
22nd To 24th June

Owing to moral lapse of an Ashram inmate

1932
20th To 25th September

In protest against the decision to setup separate electorate for the Harijans.

3rd December

In protest against Government not allowing a fellow prisoner to do scavenging work

8th To 29th May

For self purification and of his colleagues.

1933
16th To 22nd August

In protest against Government’s decision not to grant all the facilities for Harijan work which he was having previously in Jail.

1934
7th To 13th August

An irrate reformer attacked an opponent of the Harijan upliftment movement with a lathi. Started fast to atone.

1939
3rd To 6th March

For the breach of promise by the Rajkot ruler.

1940
12th To 13th November

Fasted for two days for minor thefts in the Ashram

1941
5th To 7th May

Because of communal riots in Bombay and Ahmedabad

29th June

For communal unity.

1943
10th To 3rd March

In protest against Government’s propaganda that the responsibility of disturbances after Quit India resolution was that of Congress.

1944
30th November

Fasted or thought of fasting for one or more days. Details and reason could not be traced.

1946
20th October

Probably on account of an error by the person who prepared the fair copy of a letter written during negotiations with the Muslim League.

1947
15th August

Against partition of the country

1st To 3rd September

For communal harmony

11th October

Birth date according to Vikram calendar. Fasted instead of celebrating it.