Lecture 15 and 16

Lecture 15 and 16 - Lecture 15+16 I. II. III. IV. V. VI....

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Lecture 15+16 I. Announcements II. Video clip III. Global ideology V. Mahabharat VI. Devi’s “Draupadi” VII. Women in 1900 Lecture 15 Gandhianism o Satyagrah Satya=truth Graha= strength; force o Ahimsa Non violence o not passive resistance moral ascendancy through satyagrah o the inversion of European Manichaeism o satyagraha over a period of forty years finally reveals India’s moral superiority over the British Gandhi’s success: in the wake of India’s Decolonization o India was never united as such before and had many different groups at this time Roughly Hindus (75%), Muslims (20%) and remaining 5% Sikh, Zoroastrian, Jain, Christian and other groups o By the end of WWII, Hindu extremism had escalated—the Muslims fear that w/the British leaving, they will be mistreated A polity divided: Gandhi’s friends
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o Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) Political representative for Hindus
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