Azad Dastas and Dacoit Gangs: The Congress and Underground Activity in Bihar, 1942–44

@article{Damodaran1992AzadDA,
  title={Azad Dastas and Dacoit Gangs: The Congress and Underground Activity in Bihar, 1942–44},
  author={Vinita Damodaran},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={1992},
  volume={26},
  pages={417 - 450}
}
  • V. Damodaran
  • Published 1 July 1992
  • History
  • Modern Asian Studies
This paper attempts to examine the nature of underground activity in Bihar in the 1940s. It outlines, for the first time, the dynamics of the Congress underground movement as it emerged after the imprisonment of Gandhi and the established Congress leadership in 1942. No historian has, to my knowledge, attempted to study the nature of the underground activity and its implications for the Congress organization in Bihar, or elsewhere, in this period. Most of the studies of the Quit India movement… 
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