Gandhi and India's Independence

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This exciting series examines the underlying causes and dramatic effects associated with revolutions throughout world history. Join us as we explore the revolutionary philosophies and strategies of world leaders, and determine the social, political and economic conditions that helped spark popular uprisings. "World Revolutions for Students" will provide students with an understanding of the historic motivations for revolution, such as poverty, oppression and foreign domination, and relate how concepts such as human rights, popular sovereignty and nationalism combined with the power of dynamic and influential figures have inspired people to struggle for reform and seek a better way of life.

Gandhi and India's Independence
Throughout much of its long history, India has been an unsettled place ruled by a series of empires and foreign powers. Centuries of British influence in the subcontinent resulted in outright British colonial control beginning in the 19th century - a rule characterized by European privilege, oppression, and subjugation of the Indian people. Propelled by Mahatma Gandhi's passive resistance movement, India finally gained its independence from Great Britain in 1947. Through excellent footage, primary source documents and expert commentary, students will not only understand Gandhi's nonviolent struggle for India's independence, but will also discover the movement's tragic aftermath.

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