The Quit India Movement, launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942, marked a crucial phase in India's struggle for independence from British colonial rule. This movement witnessed widespread participation and resistance across various regions of the country, including the Madras Presidency. This paper focuses on the Quit India Movement in the Madras Presidency, with special emphasis on the Rayalaseema region. Through a systematic analysis of historical records, primary sources, and scholarly works, this study explores the impact, strategies, and contributions of the Quit India Movement in Rayalaseema. The unique socio-political context of Rayalaseema and the local dynamics that influenced the movement's progress are examined. The role of prominent leaders, the nature of protests, and the challenges faced in organizing and sustaining the movement in Rayalaseema are also discussed. This study sheds light on the significance of the Quit India Movement in Rayalaseema and its contribution to the broader freedom struggle in the Madras Presidency.
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