Conquest of India
Early Resistance to British Rule
Nationalism in India
Indian Freedom Struggle Under Gandhiji
Social Reforms in British India
Partition of India
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32. Ideological Differences between Gandhi vs Bose

Gandhi vs Bose

Both Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose were stalwarts of Indian freedom struggle. Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose differed in their approach and had different understanding of political reality.

The ideological fight:-Gandhi vs Bose

  • Subhash Chandra Bose adopted violent means for the liberation of India and thus led Indian National Army. Gandhi on the other hand was a firm believer of non-violence and adopted the path of Satyagraha.
  • Ideologically Gandhi subscribed to the socialist pattern of society were fruits of labour were evenly distributed and favoured the trusteeship pattern of relation between Capitalist and labourers. Subhash Chandra was a keen follower of radical leftist ideology and organized trade unions.
  • SCB wanted to grab the opportunity provided by the second world war for India’s freedom, thus approached Germany, Japan while Gandhi saw fascism And Nazism a greater danger to Indian polity and society thus co-operated with the British. Thus they had a different understanding of the same event.
  • Religious teachings had great importance in the life of Gandhi while Subhash Chandra Bose was a leftist and rationalist.
  • Gandhi’s idea of freedom was based on self-rule and rule over self. Bose viewed freedom not only in terms of political self-rule but also freedom from socio-economic inequalities, casteism, intolerance etc.

Gandhi and Bose both enjoyed immense popular support and displayed immense respect for each other. read also:-Quit India Movement.