Political Mobilization in the Localities: The 1942 Quit India Movement in Midnapur

  title={Political Mobilization in the Localities: The 1942 Quit India Movement in Midnapur},
  author={Bidyut Chakrabarty},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={791 - 814}
  • B. Chakrabarty
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
Following the adoption of 8 August resolution at Gowalia tank in Bombay, Indian masses rose to revolt, which became famous as the Quit India movement. It was a call for freedom. ‘Nothing less than freedom’, to quote Gandhi. Unlike the 1920–21 Non-cooperation and 1930–32 Civil Disobedience movements which were basically peaceful campaigns against the British rule in India, the Quit India movement was the ultimatum to the British for final withdrawal, a Gandhi-led un-Gandhian way of struggle… 
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