DURGABHAI DESHMUKH

When in 1941, 32 year old Durga graduated she was perhaps the eldest in the passing out batch of Madras Law College. But her years of youth had indeed been well spent in the freedom struggle. In the 1930 Salt Satyagraha Movement at Triplicane beach, held parallel with the Dandi march, Durga actually kick started…

Quit India movement – A damp squib in madras

In 1942 the Congress met in Bombay. The nation was strife with rumours that a mega event of the freedom movement was in the offing and a nervousness on part of the colonial establishment was perceptible. Even the archbishop of Canterbury in his weekly prayer asked people to keep India in their prayers. Gandhi maintained…