The legacy of protest and non-violent resistance is the unique phenomenon which has deep links with the technique of satyagraha launched by Mahatma Gandhi. The theme gives us a vivid picture of his way of life which was quite simple and it has identification with a common villager living in the far-flung region.
The theme of the volume, weaved into twelve chapters, has bearing on the crucial period of history. It gives out a rich background and deals with the early ideology of the Congress. The other Chapters have deep bearing on the economic problems, the Home Rule Movement, role of Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the Congress session held in Calcutta in 1917 the Reforms Report, passive resistance and the historic march of Gandhi.