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The Quit India movement made the British realise that India, as a country, could not function without the cooperation of its people. People’s unfazed determination instilled a sense of fear among the rulers. Explain.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

2. The Quit India movement made the British realise that India, as a country, could not function without the cooperation of its people. People’s unfazed determination instilled a sense of fear among the rulers. Explain. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write how Quit India movement was different from the previous mass movements.

Directive word: 

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Give the context of political scene of the country that led to the launch of Quit India movement

Body:

Write about the factors that made the movement stand apart from other struggles or movements against the Imperial rule, on lines of, Gandhi’s strategy, emergence of new leaders, Violence, Princely States, new developements and mass involvement etc and the way it aligned the local interest with that of national interest.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning that the much-needed impetus towards conclusion to the national freedom struggle can be credited to the Quit India movement.