It was at this time
that Mahatma Gandhi had started his non-cooperationmovement with a call to all patriots to
all British titles.
The Mahatma's call attracted Bose so much that he resigned from the ICS and returned to
India in 1921 to place himself
unreservedly at his hands.
Soon, however, Bose found that the Mahatma's non-violence movement was too tame a
programme for national liberation and he went to Calcutta to work under the great leader
Deshbandhu Chitta Ranian Das. For two years he served political apprenticeship under him.
At that time, the Prince of Wales visited Calcutta at which there was general resentment.
Bose led the volunteers protesting against the visit, for which he was arrested and
sentenced to six months imprisonment.