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The charkha, seen here in the room where he lived, was always by Gandhiji's side. It was his symbol of boycott of foreign-made goods and part of his non-cooperation theme.
He was arrested in March 1922 for the success of the non-cooperation movement and sentenced to a six year sentence for sedition at the very prison that adjoined the ashram. He spent two years there before being released for an appendicitis operation.

After his release from jail, he devoted time towards solving India's problems of destitution, untouchability and literacy, while prodding the conflict-ridden Indian National Congress to present a united front.

Where Mahatma Gandhi's soul still lives