Mahatma Gandhi: Quit India Speech


In Mahatma Gandhi's Quit India Speech, delivered to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on the evening of August 8, 1942, the father of modern India made a historic appeal for a mass civil-disobedience movement in support of the greatest cause of his life: the struggle for India's freedom from the yoke of British imperialism. Gandhi finished delivering his address shortly before midnight at Gowalia Tank Maidan, a park in Bombay (now Mumbai). Earlier that day the AICC—the main organizational wing of the Indian National Congress—had endorsed the Quit India Resolution, which...

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Mahatma Gandhi (New York Public Library)

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