Chapter

‘Quit India’

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195672039
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0010
‘Quit India’

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The Quit India resolution, passed by the All India Congress Committee on 8 August 1942, called for the immediate end to British rule in India. This chapter discusses the imprisonment of Mahatma Gandhi and the entire Congress Working Committee for two years and highlights the challenges faced by him during this period. Gandhi clarified that their non-violent rebellion was not a programme of seizure of power. The chapter talks of his rejection of the claim that it was sabotage and underground activity that had strengthened the national cause or brought freedom to India.

Keywords: Quit India resolution; All India Congress Committee; British rule; Gandhi’s; imprisonment; non-violent rebellion; national cause

Chapter.  1592 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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