HISA 3003 Lecture 19: Post-Colonial India

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University of Virginia
History-South Asian History
HISA 3003
Nabaparna Ghosh

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 PostColonial India HISA 3003 Main Debates I. Can the postcolonial nation in India bring together all citizens as one community? II.What is the meaning of development in postcolonial India? Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 1964) Favored by Mahatma Gandhi Studied in Cambridge abroad as a lawyer Supported Gandhi for the Quit India movement strong relationships with Gandhi Almost like Gandhis Son Favored over Jinah as the rst PM of India Although he was close to Gandhi, many idealogical dierences in how to construct the nation going forward Gandhi: villages = heart of India Always spoke that India was an agrarian country where development of villages was necessary Nehru: Villages were hubs of backwardness Focus should be on cities Urbanization Faith in technology Numerous colleges embedded in science and technology Also propagated many agrarian reforms by: Attacking the rural elites by attacking the amount of land they could help Diversied crop production by importing seeds from abroad (Green Revolution) Nehrus Government Foreign Policy = Nonallignment 1
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