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Colonial rule and the nationalist challenge in India, 1919–47
For this history module, students need to learn about:
The Rowlatt Acts, Amritsar and the Government of India Act, 1919
- Impact of the First World War on India, including the growth of nationalism;
- The key terms of and reactions to the Rowlatt Acts and the nature of and weaknesses of the Government of India Act/Dyarchy (1919);
- Causes, events and significance of the Amritsar Massacre.
Gandhi and Congress, 1919–27
- The causes, nature and consequences of the rise of nationalism in India;
- Gandhi and his aims and methods;
- Congress and Swaraj;
- Civil disobedience;
- The Satyagraha Campaign;
- Attitude of Congress to the British, Muslims and untouchables;
- The role of Jinnah
Key developments, 1927–39
- Consultation and conflict in the late 1920s and 1930s;
- The causes and consequences of the Simon Commission;
- Salt March and Round Table Conferences;
- The significance of the Government of India Act (1935) and the outcome of the elections of 1937;
- The roles of Gandhi and Jinnah and the Muslim League.
The impact of the Second World War on India
- Relations between Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah, and their policies;
- Attitudes towards, and the political and economic impact of, the Second World War;
- The significance of the Lahore Declaration (1940) and the ‘Quit India’ campaign;
- The Cripps Mission and its failure;
- The role of Wavell;
- The importance of Chandra Bose.
Communal violence, independence and partition, 1945–47
- The events and impact of the Simla Conference;
- The attitude of the British Labour Government to India;
- The Cabinet Mission and its impact;
- The causes, nature and impact of Direct Action;
- The significance of Muslim/Hindu differences and clashes;
- The demand for Pakistan;
- The role of Mountbatten;
- British acceptance of partition as a solution, and its immediate consequences,
- The problem of the Princely States;
- Further communal violence.