The Discovery Of India


AHMADNAGAR FORT

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BADENWEILER, LAUSANNE

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THE QUEST

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THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA

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THROUGH THE AGES

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NEW PROBLEMS

  • The Arabs and the Mongols
  • The Flowering of Arab Culture and Contacts with India
  • Mahmud of Ghazni and the Afghans
  • The Indo-Afghans. South India. Vijayanagar. Babar. Sea Power
  • Synthesis and Growth of Mixed Culture. Purdah. Kabir. Guru Nanak. Amir Khusrau The Indian Social Structure. Importance of the Group Village Self-Government. The Shukra Nitisara
  • The Theory and Practice of Caste. The Joint Family
  • Babar and Akbar: The Process of Indianization
  • The Contrast between Asia and Europe in Mechanical Advance and Creative Energy
  • Development of a Common Culture
  • Aurangzeb Puts the Clock Back. Growth of Hindu Nationalism. Shivaji
  • The Marathas and the British Struggle for Supremacy. Triumph of the British
  • The Backwardness of India and the Superiority of the English in Organization and Technique
  • Ranjit Singh and Jai Singh
  • The Economic Background of India: The Two England

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THE LAST PHASE (1): CONSOLIDATION OF BRITISH RULE AND RISE OF NATIONALIST MOVEMENT

  • The Ideology of Empire. The New Caste
  • The Plunder of Bengal Helps the Industrial Revolution in England
  • The Destruction of India’s Industry and the Decay of her Agriculture
  • India Becomes for the First Time a Political and Economic Appendage of Another Country
  • The Growth of the Indian States System
  • Contradictions of British Rule in India. Ram Mohan Roy.
  • The Great Revolt of 1857. Racialism
  • The Techniques of British Rule: Balance and Counterpoise
  • Growth of Industry: Provincial Differences
  • Reform and Other Movements among Hindus and Moslems
  • Kemal Pasha. Nationalism in Asia. Iqbal
  • Heavy Industry Begins. Tilak and Gokhale. Separate Electorates

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THE LAST PHASE (2): NATIONALISM VERSUS IMPERIALISM

  • Helplessness of the Middle Classes. Gandhi Comes
  • The Congress Becomes a Dynamic Organization under Gandhi’s Leadership
  • Congress Governments in the Provinces
  • Indian Dynamism versus British Conservatism in India
  • The Question of Minorities. The Moslem League: Mr M.A. Jinnah
  • The National Planning Committee
  • The Congress and Industry: Big Industry versus Cottage Industry
  • Government Checks Industrial Growth. War Production is Diversion from Normal Production

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THE LAST PHASE (3): WORLD WAR II

  • The Congress Develops a Foreign Policy
  • The Congress Approach to War
  • Reaction to War
  • Another Congress Offer and Its Rejection by the British Government. Mr Winston Churchill
  • Individual Civil Disobedience
  • After Pearl Harbour. Gandhi and Non-Violence Tension
  • Sir Stafford Cripps Comes to India
  • Frustration
  • The Challenge: Quit India Resolution

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AHMADNAGAR FORT AGAIN

  • The Chain of Happening
  • The Two Backgrounds: Indian and British
  • Mass Upheavals and Their Suppression
  • Reactions Abroad
  • Reactions in India
  • India’s Sickness: Famine
  • India’s Dynamic Capacity
  • India’s Growth Arrested
  • Religion, Philosophy, and Science
  • The Importance of the National Idea. Changes Necessary in India
  • India: Partition or Strong National State or Centre of Supra-National State?
  • Realism and Geopolitics. World Conquest or World Association. The U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.
  • Freedom and Empire
  • The Problem of Population. Falling Birth-rates and National Decay
  • The Modern Approach to an Old Problem
  • Epilogue

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POSTSCRIPT

  • Allahabad 29th December 1945 567

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Bharat Ek Khoj – Doordarshan

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