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From civil disobedience to quit India Gandhi and the freedom movement in Punjab and Haryana, 1932-1942 by S. L. Malhotra

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Published by Publication Bureau, Panjab University in Chandigarh .
Written in English



  • Punjab,
  • Haryana (India),
  • India


  • Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.,
  • Civil disobedience -- India -- History.,
  • Punjab -- Politics and government.,
  • Haryana (India) -- Politics and government.,
  • India -- History -- Quit India movement, 1942.

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Edition Notes

StatementS. L. Malhotra.
LC ClassificationsDS485.P2 M318
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 188 p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4244428M
LC Control Number80900693

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From civil disobedience to quit India: Gandhi and the freedom movement in Punjab and Haryana, S. L. Malhotra Publication Bureau, Panjab University, - History - pages. The Quit India Movement (translated into several Indian languages as the Leave India Movement), also known as the August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August , during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule of India.. The Cripps Mission had failed, and on 8 August , Gandhi made a call to Do .   QIM also known as ‘August Kranti’ (August Revolution) was a nation-wide Civil Disobedience Movement for which a call was given on August 7, by the Bombay session of the All-India Congress. The Quit India movement quickly spread, sparking massive protests and waves of civil disobedience that lasted for two years. And a band of young people, led by a feisty woman, played their part.

  Context. 78th anniversary of Quit India movement was observed on August 8th, Every year 8 August is celebrated in India as August Kranti Din.; What is Quit India Movement? Why was it launched? The Second World War had started in and Japan, which was part of the Axis Powers that were opposed to the British in the war were gaining onto the north-eastern frontiers of India.   The slogan ‘Quit India’ While Gandhi gave the clarion call of Quit India, the slogan was coined by Yusuf Meherally, a socialist and trade unionist who also served as Mayor of Mumbai. A few years ago, in , it was Meherally who had coined the . ADVERTISEMENTS: “The civil disobedience movement of , then marked a critically important stage in the progress of the anti-imperialist struggle”-Bipan Chandra. Gandhi addressed an ultimatum to Viceroy Lord Irwin on 31 January, asking him to remove the evils of the British rule and also informed of his decision to undertake Dandi Satyagraha wherein the laws [ ].   A must-read for anyone interested in how dissent, protest, and other acts of civil disobedience have shaped the United States, Ralph Young’s Dissent: The History of .

Civil disobedience is a symbolic or ritualistic violation of the law rather than a rejection of the system as a whole. The civil disobedient, finding legitimate avenues of change blocked or nonexistent, feels obligated by a higher, extralegal principle to break some specific law. It is because acts associated with civil disobedience are considered crimes, however, and known by actor and public. The Quit India Movement was a civil disobedience movement launched in India in August in response to Mohandas Gandhi’s call for immediate independence. The All-India Congress Committee proclaimed a mass protest demanding what Gandhi called “an orderly British withdrawal” from India.   A Civil Disobedience Movement was started in , ostensibly for this purpose. The Quit India Movement (August ) This book was originallywritten during , and read out in . d) Non-cooperation Movement- Quit India Movement-Civil Disobedience Movement. Answer: (b) Question 4: The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to? a) solve the problem of minorities in India b) give effect to the Independence Bill c) delimit the boundaries between India and Pakistan d) Enquire into the riots in East Bengal. Answer: (c) Question 5.