Story of India: Freedom [PBS]
Excellent annotated timeline with text, images, and video clips throughout.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869-1948
Gandhi [Manas: India and Its Neighbors]
An in-depth look at the life and legacy of Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), by UCLA professor
of history Vinay Lal.
India [Manas: India and Its Neighbors]
An extensive look at the political history of India after its 1947 independence,
by UCLA professor of history Vinay Lal.
Modern India [Asia
"In this reading, the author introduces five themes that are central
to understanding modern India... 1) its diversity, 2) the depth of culture, 3) a
land of minorities,
4) its future depends on the interaction between two worlds:
5) in the cities and rural India, poverty, spirituality and modernity mix and coexist."
A Political History [Asia Society]
"When Pakistan became a country on August 14th, 1947, [it became] the largest
Muslim state in the world. The creation of Pakistan was catalyst to the largest demographic
movement in recorded history. Nearly seventeen million people-Hindus, Muslims, and
Sikhs-are reported to have moved in both directions between India and the two wings
of Pakistan (the eastern wing is now Bangladesh)."
India-Pakistan Relations: A Fifty-Year History [Asia
"Read about the turbulent fifty years between independence from the British
Empire to present time, when the two great nations have nuclear arsenals pointed
at each other. This essay also touches on Kashmir, U.S. and China's role in South
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