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==World War II and Indian Involvement==
By 1942, Indians were divided over [[World War II]], as the British had unilaterally and without consultation entered India into the war. Some wanted to support the British during the [[Battle of Britain]], hoping for eventual independence through this support. Others were enraged by the British disregard for Indian intelligence and civil rights, and were unsympathetic to the travails of the British people, which they saw as rightful revenge for the enslavement of Indians.
[[image:QUITIN1.JPG|thumb|left|Public lecture at Basavanagudi, Bangalore with Late C.F.Andrews]]
After the onset of the war, only a group led by [[Subhas Chandra Bose|Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose]] took any decisive action. Bose organized the [[Indian National Army]] with the help of the [[Japan]]ese, and, soliciting help from the [[Axis Powers]]. The INA fought hard in the forests of [[Assam]], [[Bengal]] and [[Burma]], but ultimately failed owing to disrupted logistic, poor arms and supplies from the Japanese, and lack of support and training[http://mondediplo.com/2005/05/13wwiiasia]. Bose's audacious actions and radical initiative energized a new generation of Indians. The Quit India Movement tapped into this energy, channelling it into a united, cohesive action.
At the outbreak of war, the Congress Party had during the Wardha meeting of the working-committee in September [], passed a resolution conditionally supporting the fight against fascism<ref>Official Website of the Indian National Congress, sub-link to article titled ''The Second World War and the Congress.'' http://www.aicc.org.in/the_congress_and_the_freedom_movement.htm#the. URL accessed on 20-Jul-2006</ref>, but were rebuffed when they asked for independence in return. Gandhi had not supported this initiative, as he could not reconcile an endorsement for war (he was a committed believer in non-violent resistance to tyranny, used in the Indian Independence Movement and proposed even against [[Hitler]], [[Mussolini]], and the Japanese) and had a deep suspicion of the British attitude, mindset and leadership, realizing such support would not be rewarded, well ahead of other Congressmen.