After Champaran, Gandhi had to involve himself in the agrarian trouble in the Kheda district of Gujarat
. The peasants there were in starvation. But they were forced to pay the tax. Gandhi asked them to do satyagraha and the months-long movement resulted in the government suspending the assessment for the poor peasants.
In 1915 the British India Government had conferred the award of ‘Kaisar-i Hind’ on Gandhi for the great services Gandhi had rendered to the British Empire. Almost at the same time Poet Rabindranath Tagore
was conferred the honorary title of “Sir’.