Friday 11:45am

The Indian Independence movement and its legacies

Asia Pacific

Introduced by Christopher MacFarlane.

The Indian movement for independence was a monumental struggle against centuries of British colonial rule. In the course of the struggle, millions of workers, peasants and other oppressed peoples were drawn into a movement promising freedom and liberation. However, at every turn the ambitions of the masses were thwarted by their own leaders.

While British rule may have ended, its legacy of ruthless exploitation and repression found new life under the rule of Congress. This session will look at the history of the Indian independence movement, partition and its consequences.

The Indian Ideology by Perry Anderson

Gandhi’s politics: The experiment with nonviolence by Meneejeh Moradian & David Whitehouse

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