“They behaved as brave men, calm and unruffled in the face of danger. I do not know how
they felt but I know what my feelings were. For a moment my blood was up, non-violence was
almost forgotten – but for a moment only. The thought of the great leader, who by God’s
goodness has been sent to lead us to victory, came to me, and I saw the kisans seated and
standing near me, less excited, more peaceful than I was – and the moment of weakness passed.
I spoke to them in all humility on non-violence – I needed the lesson more than they – and
they heeded me and peacefully dispersed.”
(1.1) What is the source of the above passage?
(1.2) What were Nehru’s feelings and how did he change them?