Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
1) ‘August Kranti’ was an important milestone in the Indian freedom struggle for it was more of a spontaneous revolt than a planned movement of Congress. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
India is observing the 77th anniversary of Quit India Movement today on August 8.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in what way quit India movement was significant.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Give a brief background of quit India movement – last mass movement for independence, call of Do or Die given by Gandhiji, World war 2 had heightened fears and sensitivities.
- It was 77 years ago that All India Congress Committee approved the ‘Quit India Resolution’ in Bombay Session, paving way for a mass movement to attain independence.
As a precursor to India’s independence, the Quit India Movement was launched at Mumbai’s historic Gowalia Tank Maidan, now popularly known as August Kranti Maidan on 8th August 1942.
Mahatma Gandhi’s clarion call of ‘Do or Die’ inspired thousands of party workers but also created a frenzy among the British who rushed to imprison the entire Congress leadership.
Conclude with reassertion of the movement even as of today.