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Defining a Nation India on the Eve of Independence 1945: Reacting to the Past,9780321355850

Defining a Nation India on the Eve of Independence 1945: Reacting to the Past

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780321355850

ISBN10:
0321355857
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/13/2005
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

Part of the "Reacting to the Past" series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in particular moments of intellectual and social ferment. The game is set at Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where the British viceroy has invited leaders of various religious and political constituencies to work out the future of Britainrs"s largest colony.

Table of Contents

The Train to Simla
1(7)
Introduction
8(3)
Basic Materials
8(1)
Historical Maps
8(3)
Map A. India 1945: Major Cities, Rivers, and Princely States
9(1)
Map B. Muslims as a Percentage of the Total Population Of India, 1931
10(1)
The Historical Moment: June 1945
11(1)
Special Rules: Departures from the Historical Context
12(3)
Omission of Lord Wavell
12(1)
Inclusion of the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maharaja of Kashmir
13(1)
Inclusion of the Hindu Mahasabha
13(1)
Inclusion of the Communist Party Leadership
14(1)
Inclusion of Indeterminates
14(1)
Duration of the Simla Conference
14(1)
Roles
15(11)
Suggested Role Distribution
15(1)
British Governor(s) General
16(1)
Members of the INC: The Congress Party
17(2)
Representatives of the Muslim League
19(2)
Adherents of Mohandas Gandhi
21(1)
The Nizam of Hyderabad, a Muslim Prince
22(1)
The Maharaja of Kashmir
22(1)
Representative of the Sikhs
22(2)
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Untouchable Leader
24(1)
Representative of the Hindu Mahasabha
25(1)
Leader of the Communist Party of India
25(1)
Various Indeterminates
25(1)
Follower of Badshah Khan (Pashtun, North-West Frontier Province)
26(1)
Basic Game Rules
26(4)
Victory Objectives
26(1)
Tactics and Weapons
26(2)
Technical: Access to the Podium
26(1)
Nonviolent Protests and ``Direct Action''
27(1)
Civil War
27(1)
Likely Electoral Strength
28(1)
``Reserved Seats'' Versus ``Restricted Electorate''
28(1)
Electoral Simplicity
29(1)
Fundamental Considerations
29(1)
Schedule of Assignments and Class Activities
30(14)
First Class: Historical Background
31(3)
Ancient Origins of Indian Civilization
31(3)
Second and Third Classes: Primary Sources
34(1)
Sources of Indian Tradition, Volume 2
34(1)
Major Documents
35(1)
Fourth Class: Quiz
35(8)
Sample Questions: India's Search for National Identity
35(6)
Sample Questions: Sources of Indian Tradition, Volume 2
41(2)
Written Assignments
43(1)
India: A Chronology
44(2)
India's Population
44(1)
Principle Events
44(2)
India: An Essential History
46(9)
1757: British East India Company Defeats Mughals
46(1)
1857: The Sepoy Mutiny
47(1)
1858: Government of India Act: British Direct Rule Commences
47(1)
1885: INC (Congress) Founded
48(1)
Tilak: A Hindu Revival
48(1)
Militant Muslims
49(1)
1905: Partition of Bengal
49(1)
1906: Muslim League Founded
50(1)
World War I
50(1)
1919: Gandhi Arrives in India; The Amritsar Massacre
51(1)
1919-1924: Khilafat Movement
52(1)
1922: Gandhi Halts Nationwide Civil Disobedience
53(1)
1930: Gandhi's Salt March, The Beginning of Second Civil Disobedience Campaign
53(1)
1935: Government of India Act
53(1)
1937: Provincial Elections, Congress Wins
54(1)
1940: Jinnah Calls for a Muslim State
54(1)
GLOSSARY
55(2)
APPENDIX A: MAJOR DOCUMENTS
57(30)
Mahatma Gandhi's Statement on Satyagraha (1919)
57(1)
On Hindu-Muslim Relations
58(15)
Muslim Resolutions at Dacca, 30 December 1906
58(1)
M. A. Jinnah: Presidential Address, Patna Session of the Muslim League, December 1938
58(1)
Jinnah: Speech before the Assembly of the Muslim League, Lahore, 1940
59(4)
Gandhi: Extracts from The Collected Works
63(1)
Nehru: Against Pakistan
64(3)
Maulana Azad: Against Pakistan
67(2)
V. D. Savarkar's Presidential Address at the 20th Session of the All-India Hindu Mahasabha, 1938
69(1)
Gandhi: On Assam and Grouping Proposal
70(1)
15 December 1946
70(3)
On the Untouchables
73(7)
B.R. Ambedkar on the Depressed Classes, at the Indian Round Table Conference, 1 January 1931
73(3)
Excerpts from Gandhi and Gandhism by B. R. Ambedkar
76(4)
On the Future of the Indian Economy
80(7)
Jawaharlal Nehru's Presidential Address at the Lucknow Session of the National Congress, 12 April 1936 (Pro Socialism)
80(2)
Report on the Gandhi-Inspired Wardha Education Scheme, 1939
82(1)
The Communist Party of India
83(2)
The Hindu Mahasabha's Economic Plan, 1931
85(2)
APPENDIX B: EMBREE, INDIA'S SEARCH FOR NATIONAL IDENTITY
87(95)
Preface to the Revised Edition
87(2)
Introduction
89(2)
One Great Nation?
91(13)
Origins of Indian Nationalism
91(3)
Profile: 1880s
94(10)
Voices of India
104(15)
First Responses to the West
105(3)
Role of Regional Languages
108(1)
Nationalist Organizations
109(1)
Ilbert Bill
109(4)
B.G. Tilak
113(1)
Muslim Movements
114(5)
Search for a Center
119(14)
Curzon Era
119(3)
New Radicalism
122(2)
Muslim League
124(1)
Constitutional Reforms
125(3)
Revival of Nationalist Activity
128(5)
The Emergence of Gandhi
133(16)
Reactions to the Rowlatt Acts
135(2)
Khilafat Movement
137(1)
Non-Cooperation Movement
138(2)
Non-Cooperation Begins
140(3)
Civil Disobedience
143(3)
Gandhi's Arrest
146(3)
The Politics of Right Mistakes
149(19)
India's International Status
149(2)
Division in the Nationalist Movement
151(5)
First Demand for Independence
156(2)
Hindu-Muslim Relations
158(2)
Renewal of Nationalist Activity
160(3)
1935 India Act
163(2)
New Strength of the Muslim League
165(3)
End and Beginning
168(14)
Bargaining for Independence
168(1)
Two-Nation Concept
169(1)
Allied Pressure
170(1)
Cripps Mission
171(1)
``Quit India'' Resolution
172(2)
Negotiations for Independence
174(2)
Partition
176(6)
APPENDIX C: RECOMMENDED READING
182
General Studies
182(1)
Specialized Studies
182(1)
Biographical Studies
183


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