Women and the Quit India Movement 1942

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Bhuyan, Papari Mala (2016)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Social Sciences; Department of Humanities | Women, Quit India Movement, Mass participation, Non-violence, Extremism

The present work is an attempt to analyze the role of women in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Women from time immemorial had her political, social and cultural existence. They as a force played a crucial role in the struggle for Indian independence. The Quit India Movement of 1942, which was a spontaneous mass uprising witnesses women in the forefront. The 1942 women activists challenged the norms of respectability that obsessed an earlier generation of women leaders. Women during the movement led processions, picketed liquor shops, boldly faced government repressions, indulged in terrorist activities and even sacrificed lives.
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