Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2016)
Quit India movement in Mumbai contributions
Author(s): Praveen Pathak
Abstract: The year 1942 is a great landmark in the history of the city of Bombay as far the Indian national congress is concerned. It was on august 8, 1942 that the all India congress committee met at the gowalia tank maidan in a saacious pendal passed the historic resolution popularly known as quit India resolution. After the resolution was passed, Gandhi addressed the Aicc for over two hours, explaining his plan of action, as a result of which government decided that action should be taken simultaneously against the leaders in the early morning of 9 august 1942 pattabhi sitaramayya gives a lyrical description of speech verily Gandhi spoke like a prophet in moment of inspiration, full of fire, purifying by its flames, but consuming by its contact, rising from the sordid depths of politics to the sublime heights of humanity, fellowship on earth and of peace and goodwill to mankind in a word full of the spirit divine. The 9th august 1942 was unique day in the history of Bombay. For a brief spell Bombay was stunned by the news of the arrest Gandhi and members of the congress working committee. But by 8 o’ clock in the morning, three hours after Gandhi” s arrest, a large crowd gathered at gowalia tank and recorded its determination to carry on the struggle to the finish.