September 22, 2010
Chandra, Chap 10: The Swadeshi Movement 1903-1908 [124-134]
Why did the Viceroy Lord Curzon want to partition the province of
A: To weaken the center of Indian nationalism. Also, to foster a division on
Septmber 8, 2010
Chap 4: Foundation of the Congress: The Myth [61-70]
What was the foundation myth of the Indian National Congress?
A: The myth is that the Indian National Congress was started by A.O. Hume
and others under the official dire
October 6, 2010
Chandra, Chap 12: World War I and Indian Nationalism: The Ghadar [146-158]
Where in North America did immigrants from South Asia settle?
A: Punjabi immigrants settled on the West Coast of North America since 1904. Many of
What progress did Indian nationalists make toward independence? Which methods were
How firm was the British hold on India during this interwar period?
Chandra Chap 16: Peasant Movements and Nationalism in the 1920s [197-20
August 25, 2010
Chandra, Introduction [13-30]
What is the lasting significance of the Indian national movement for independence?
A: It was one of the biggest mass movements modern society has ever seen. A non-racist,
anti-imperialist outlook, which contin
September 29, 2010
Chandra, Chap 11: The Split in the Congress and the Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism [135-145]
What was the British response to the Swadeshi movement? How did their approach fit into a larger
A: The Br
September 1, 2010
Chandra, Chap 1: The First Major Challenge: The Revolt of 1857 [31-40]
How good were the leaders of the Indian rebels in 1857?
A: The sepoys recruited Bahadur Shah II, the Moghul Emperor, as their leader. This gave
September 15, 2010
Chandra, Chap 6: Socio-Religious Reforms and the National Awakening
What connections did social and religious reform have with the growth
of Indian nationalism?
A: The cultural-ideological struggle, represented b
September 22, 2010
General Questions throughout The Home and the World
What are key themes of the text?
A: The clash between old and new, realism and idealism. Indias political turmoil in the
early twentieth century.
To what degree does the context
October 13, 2010
Chandra, 170-196, 270-283
Chandra Chap 14: Gandhijis Early Career and Activism [170-183]
How did Gandhis background and education influence his early career?
A: Gandhi was a British-educated barrister, so he demanded many things as a basi