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India: Independence Movement

(see also India, Mohandas K. Gandhi, India: Muslims & India since Independence)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

Bharatiya Janata Party.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Amin, Shahid. Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1992).

Baruah, Sanjib. India Against Itself: Assam & the Politics of Nationality (Philadelphia: U. Pennsylvania, 1999).

Bondurant, Joan V. Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict [1958] (rev. ed.; Princeton: Princeton U, 1988).

Butalia, Urvashi. The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India (Durham NC: Duke U., 2000). Oral history of traumatic separation from Pakistan & Bangladesh in late 1940's.

Chaudhuri, Nirad C. The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian [1951] (Berkeley: U. California, 1968).

Collins, Larry & Dominique Lapierre. Freedom at Midnight (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1975). On independence & partition.

Gandhi, Mohandas K. Gandhi: An Autobiography [1927-29] (Boston: Beacon, 1957).

Gordon, Leonard A. Brothers Against the Raj: A Biography of Indian Nationalists Sarat & Subhas Chandra Bose (NY: Columbia, 1990).

Fischer, Louis. Gandhi: His Life & Message for the World [1954] (NY: Penguin, 1982).

Heehs, Peter. The Bomb in Bengal: The Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism in India, 1900-1910 (NY: Oxford, 1993).

__________. Nationalism, Terrorism, Communalism: Essays in Modern Indian History (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Inden, Ronald. Imagining India (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2000).

Jaffrey, Zia. The Invisibles: A Tale of the Eunuchs of India (NY: Random House, 2003).

Kumar, Radha. The History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights & Feminism in India, 1800-1990 (NY: Verso, 1993).

Sarkar, Sumit. The Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, 1903-1908 (Delhi: People's Publishing House, 1973).

__________. Modern India, 1885-1947 (Delhi: Macmillan, 1983).

Pati, Biswamay (ed.) Issues in Modern Indian History: for Sumit Sarkar (Mumbai: Popular Prakashan, 2000).

Wolpert, Stanley A. Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny (NY: Oxford, 1996).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

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In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Earth" [1998], dir. Deepa Mehta, 110m. In video stores. Cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic Lahore on eve of Partition in 1947.

"Gandhi" [1982], dir. Richard Attenborough, 188m. In video stores. Epic film biography.

"India: The Turmoils of the Century" [1994], dir. Arnaud Mandagaran, 120m. From Filmakers' Library.

"Water" [2005], dir. Deepa Mehta, ?m. In video stores. Widows' travails in Varanasi against background of Gandhian movement for independence in 1930s.

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