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Yusuf Meherally Merchant (23 September 1903 – 2 July 1950) was an Indian freedom fighter and socialist leader. He was elected Mayor of Bombay [1] in 1942 while he was imprisoned in Yerawada Central Prison. [2]

He was the founder of the National Militia, Bombay Youth League and the Congress Socialist Party [3] and played a role in several peasant and trade union movements. He coined the term 'Simon Go Back' [4]

He coined the term "quit India" [5] [6] and was part of the Quit India Movement along with Mahatma Gandhi for India's last nationwide campaign for independence from the British Empire. He was a participant of underground movement and was in forefront of Quit India Movement.[ citation needed ]

List of works

  1. What to Read: A Study Syllabus (1937)
  2. Leaders of India (1942)
  3. A Trip to Pakistan (1944)
  4. The Modern World: A Political Study Syllabus, Part 1 (1945)
  5. The Price of Liberty (1948)
  6. Underground Movement(1942)

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  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. "महात्‍मा गांधी ने नहीं, इस शख्‍स ने दिया था Quit India का नारा!". 9 August 2017.
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