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Freedom’s Battle

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195693430
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081387 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0029
Freedom’s Battle

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This chapter looks at the struggle for the attainment of Indian independence. It initially studies the Lahore Congress of 1929, where it was declared that the agreement to Dominion Status that was stated in the Nehru Report had lapsed. This event marked the first time in nine years when the Congress had dared to rebel against the British Empire. The next section examines Gandhi’s campaign for Indian nationalism and Jawaharlal and Motilal’s experiences in the Naini and Yeravda Gaols, respectively. It notes that Jawaharlal’s rearrest after being released from gaol served as the catalyst for Motilal’s relapse of chronic asthma, which eventually led to his death. The final part of the chapter reflects on Motilal’s possible final thoughts, from his childhood in Khetri and Agra to the hero’s welcome given to Jawaharlal in Lahore.

Keywords: Lahore Congress; Dominion Status; Nehru Report; Indian nationalism; Motilal’s death; Motilal’s final thoughts

Chapter.  5650 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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