Outline Lecture Eight mmw6 ec

Outline Lecture Eight mmw6 ec - ii) Kheda Satyagraha (1)...

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Outline Lecture Eight: India’s Experience of Decolonization I) The Process Towards Decolonization a) Legacy of the British Raj from 1858-1947 i) Long-term debilitation of India’s economic infrastructure (1) Shift from food to cotton production (2) The lucrative opium production ii) General exclusion of Indians from government (1) No investment in the human resources of India iii) Local Reaction (1) The “Svadeshi” or “Home-spun” Movement (2) Symbol of the dhoti II) Gandhi and the Satyagraha Movement a) Meaning of Satyagraha i) Code of Satyagraha ii) Source of Satyagraha (1) The ethic of ahimsa (2) Basis of Gandhi’s doctrine of “Non-violent civil disobedience” b) The Weapon of Civil Disobedience i) Ahmedabad Strike (1) Conditions for strike
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Unformatted text preview: ii) Kheda Satyagraha (1) Methodology of civil disobedience iii) Principles of civil disobedience (1) Obedience of conscience vs. obedience of convenience c) Shortcomings of Gandhi’s experiment i) Gandhi’s admission of his “Himalayan Miscalculation” (1) Gandhi’s personal moral force (2) Lack of systemic, institutionalized change ii) Gandhi’s legacy of empowerment III) Post-Independence Inequities a) Social Contradictions in Modern India i) Growth vs. Malnutrition (1) Modern problem of “headline conscience” ii) Illiteracy (1) Lack of sufficient social programs (2) The “no-nonsense South Korea model” iii) Social Discrimination (1) Selective affirmative action...
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2011 for the course MMW 6 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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