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The year  is 1942. As a British colony, India has become embroiled in another world war. What will this mean for the movement for independence? Are Gandhi's non-violent strategies still relevant in the midst of such tremendous carnage?

Main Question: What role did World War II play in changing Indian-British relations?

Role-Play Debate Question: Should Indians support the British war effort or use the war as a context for rebellion against the British?

Your Task:

Using details from all of the sources you looked at (and citing where appropriate), write a diary or letter (to another character) about what you saw and experienced.

  • What happened?

  • What did you see? do? hear? smell?

  • What emotions did it evoke in you?

  • Why was this day important for you and for India?

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BENGAL FAMINE

ARTIFACT 1

QUIT INDIA

ARTIFACT 2

Source: OER World History Project

IT IS TIME YOU LEFT

ARTIFACT 3

Length: 2:39

 

Recommended viewing times: entire video

CHURCHILL'S SECRET WAR

ARTIFACT 4

ARTIFACT 5

LEARN ABOUT THE INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY DURING WWII

ARTIFACT 5

LEARN ABOUT THE BOMBAY MUTINY

Main Question: What role did World War II play in changing Indian-British relations?

Role-Play Debate Question: Should Indians support the British war effort or use the war as a context for rebellion against the British?

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Your Task:

Using details from all of the sources you looked at (and citing where appropriate), write a diary or letter (to another character) about what you saw and experienced.

  • What happened?

  • What did you see? do? hear? smell?

  • What emotions did it evoke in you?

  • Why was this day important for you and for India?

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