Modern Indian History

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The Quit India Movement, also called the August Kranti Movement, was initiated by Mahatma Gandhi at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee on 8th August 1942. It aimed to end British rule in India and was launched during World War II, following the failed Cripps Mission to gain Indian support for the British war effort. Gandhi’s famous “Do or Die” speech was delivered at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in Bombay on 8 August 1942, marking the start of the movement.


Cripps Mission (1942) | Background, Purpose, Proposal, Failure, and Impact

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The Cripps Mission in 1942, led by British minister Stafford Cripps, aimed to secure Indian support for Britain in World War II. Cripps, a member of the left-wing Labour Party and the War Cabinet, was sent to negotiate with nationalist Congress leaders and Muslim League leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Cripps offered the promise of self-government (Dominion status) after the war in exchange for India’s loyalty.