Vol. 1, Issue 12 (2016)
The 1942 quit India movement martyr of Midnapur
Author(s): Praveen Pathak
Abstract: The august revolution in midnapur brings out a point immense theoretical importance regarding the nationalist movement as a whole; it is true that Gandhi’s’ do or die’ call galvanized people into action under the most adverse circumstances. but the fact that the movement began and continued with an alarming magnitude, despite the absence of the top leadership, seems to suggest that the process of mobilization at the grassroot level follows a logic may not totally confirm to what happens at the top. This probably shows the specificities of political at various levels. The 1942 upsurge in midnapur was perhaps the only example of active mass involvement, which largely accounts for the continuity of the movement long after the congress, had anticipated.