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Beyond Bollywood

Challenges facing post-colonial India? Landlessness, Caste issues, Class issues Linguistic diversity, Ethnic diversity (not part of nation) Fallout of partition - COMMUNALISM Legacy of COLONIALISM (de-industrialization, underdevelopment)
GANDHIAN Small is beautiful Self-sufficient villages Decentralized --village-based democracies –governed by village councils No hierarchy, but concentric circles
NEHRUVIAN Large-scale development Industrialization Large public sector Strong, centralized government Planned economy (5-year plans)
Current Challenges Facing India NATION - (Nationalism, Peace) CASTE - 'backward' castes have improved political status CLASS - Globalization + neoliberalism, (30%:70%) INDIGENOUS: Heartlands + valuable minerals (conflict state) GENDER - disparities RELIGIOUS (political use of, fasc
Motivating factors for colonialism Quest for spices Trade in cotton (muslin & calicoes) European trading rivalries EAST INDIA TRADING COMPANIES
Battle of Plassey (Polashi), When and what happened? 1757 - British capture Bengal
Impact of colonialism Rapid upheaval in economic & political systems to benefit colonizer; social impact follows
Aspects of british colonialism in India? Administrative, Revenue, Judiciary, Educational, Communications & transportation, Cultural
Socio-cultural impact of COLONIALISM Class: New ones + Elites, Wage workers, Racism, Migration; Language: New, novels; Gender: Improve status of women, education, later age for marriage, 'mutuality' in marriage among middle-classes. TECHNOLOGY: Telegraph, railways
Indian 'Mutiny'/War 1857, uprising against British, Zafar (last Mughal emperor...)
Bengal Patition 1905-10 Rabindranath Tagore & Mohandas Gandhi
Jallianwala Bagh? 1919 Massacre, General Dyer conducted soldiers for firing on an innocent crowd of Indians.
Independance & Patition into Pakistan and India 1947 14.5 million crossed border 78% on western borders 1 million died massive violence and slaughter occurred on both sides of the border
Bhartiya Janata Party BJP Commited to Hindutya (a Hindu Nation) Political party that runs for office and has formed governments at the centre as well as continues to form governments at the state level
Vishwa Hindu Parishad VHP Missionary organization, active in India and overseas in the diasporic Hindu community
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh RSS Fascist militia Male only
Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh BMS Trade union
Rashtriya Sevika Samiti National Volunteer Association for Women
Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram (organiation for improvements of forest dwellers – tribals or indigenous people)
Bajrand Dal Youth militia of VHP
Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad – ABVP All-India Student Organization, Active on college and university campuses; works to support Hindutva objectives
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