Discussion 10

Discussion 10 - nationalist movement that brought India to

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Darren Pinder HIS 008 Discussion 10 March 15, 2010 Temples of the Future With India’s new independence, it’s future had to be considered -The causes of India’s poverty lay, according to critics, partly in colonial revenue policies but above all in a steady decimation of Indian manufactures under British rule, a policy of de- industrialization. -India needed to first industrialize their economy, build up their constitutional democracy, and redistribute assets in the economic and social sense. How was Nehru’s economic plan like and not like the Soviet’s model? Who is an Indian? The puzzle of India’s unity and of Indianness raised a variety of contending responses within the
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Unformatted text preview: nationalist movement that brought India to independence-Nationalist Hindus asserted that Indian unity could be found in its common culture derived from religion-Gandhi also settled along the lines of interconnectivity through religion.-Nehru saw Indians connected through a shared historical past of cultural mixing, and a future project of common development How was the historical inheritance of Indians a binding force according to Nehru? In the search for an internal principle of unity to the past, religion was given a foundational position by both orthodox and reformist Brahmin intellectuals...
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