The 9th of August marks a very significant chapter in the movement for Indian Independence, with the Civil Disobedience, or “Quit India” (Bharat Chodo or August Kranti Andolan). It was the first time that the common people in India participated in any movement to over throw the British Raaj. Starting in 1942, the movement gained success on 14th August 1947, when India gained it freedom, and the country of Pakistan came into existence. Although, we hail it as the greatest civilian movement of our times, there was more than what meets the eye. Apart from the political rifts in the Congress, it also resulted in the partition of India. It was also not as effective of the British rulers in India, the real act of independence can actually be attributed to the UN charter that was levied post WWII, which abolished colonization. More on that later. For now, let us celebrate one of the greatest chapters in the Indian Independence movement with some thing authentically Indian, Khadi! the Handwoven cotton fabric was a movement started by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Gandhiji to boycott foreign goods. And Khadi India (or Khadi Bharat) is one organization that is still keen to keep the Gandhian Momentum going. To know more about Khadi India, click here.