Gandhi’s central message was that the British, who had controlled India for decades, should leave, or quit, the region. The speech was delivered partially in English and partially in Hindustani.
What was the purpose of the Quit India speech?
Gandhi launched his “Quit India movement in August 1942 in Bombay. This speech was to (encourage) Indians to wage one last struggle for independence or die trying.
What is the theme of Quit India Movement?
The demand was to end the British rule in India with immediate effect to get the cooperation of Indians in World War-II against fascism.
What is Quit India Movement in short?
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 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British rule in India.
What was the main motto of the Quit India Movement?
In 1942, in a fiery speech in Mumbai, Mahatma Gandhi gave a ‘do or die‘ call to the people of India in a final push to make the British quit.
Do or die slogan by Gandhi?
The mantra is: ‘do or die’. We shall either free India or die in the attempt; we shall not live to see the perpetuation of our slavery,” Mahatma Gandhi said.
What did Gandhiji say about Quit India movement?
The Quit India speech is a speech made by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, on the eve of the Quit India movement. He called for determined, but passive resistance that signified the certitude that Gandhi foresaw for the movement, best described by his call to Do or Die.
What was the impact of Quit India Movement?
The most important effect of the Quit India Movement was that it made the British realise that in the context of the crippling effects of the Second World War on Britain’s resources and the bitter opposition to its rule India, it would be very difficult to continue ruling the Indians.
What did the Quit India resolution say?
On August 8, 1942, the Quit India Resolution was passed at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). In his Quit India speech, that day at Gowalia Tank, Bombay, and Gandhi told Indians to follow non-violent civil disobedience. He told the masses to act as an independent nation.