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Role of Mumbai in Freedom Movement

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 28, Aug 2021
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  • Mumbai saw participation of many brave women in India’s freedom struggle
  • Madam Cama, a Parsi from Mumbai, inspired the nation to have a flag of its own by hoisting the first flag for India.
  • Perin Captain and her two sisters, who were grand-daughters of Dadabhai Naoroji, sold Khadi door to door in Mumbai as an effort to popularise Khadi 
  • Even before Indira Gandhi’s Vanar Sena, Ushaben Mehta had started Manjar Sena (Cat Army) in Mumbai.
  • This army was entrusted with mocking and teasing the police and the armed forces
  • Important Political Organization: Bombay Presidency Association
  • Bombay Presidency Association was established by Phirozshah Mehta, K.T Telang and Badruddin Tyabji in 1885.
  • The reactionary policies of Lytton and the Ilbert Bill controversy led to the formation of The Bombay Presidency Association. 
  • The Association championed Indian interests and hosted the first meeting of the Indian National Congress in Bombay at the end of 1885.
  • Mumbai was the epicentre of India's freedom struggle and South Mumbai was used as a location to hold demonstrations against British policies