Friday, April 2, 2010
Wold War II (1939-1945),Contd-1
The Indian National Congress, led by M.k.Gandhi, Sarder Patel, Maulana Azad etc, took a strong stance against fascism and Nazism. Gandhi in an open letter to Adolf Hitler, touted tolerance and viewed Nazism as asource of violence.Several other Indian leaders and politicians expressed concerns over the rise of ascism and Nazism and supported the British cause.
In 1939, the British Viceroy, Lord linlithgow declared India's entry into the war without consulting prominent Indian Congress leaders who were just elected in previous elections.
Another school of thought led by Subhas Chandra Bose of the Indian National Army (INA) in assistance with the Axis based on the principle "An enemy's enemy is a friend". ose led the Indian National Army and the provisional Govt. of Free india, a Govt-in-exile based in Singapore, that was recognised by 7 countries.