History: tryst with destiny – the path to independence in India
Wednesday 17 November 2021 – 2.15–3.15 pm GMT
As part of Goldsmiths’ incisive Autumn History Series, Dr Erica Wald presents ‘Tryst with destiny: the path to independence in India’.
On 15 August 1947, India and Pakistan achieved their independence from Britain, ending nearly 200 years of British rule on the Subcontinent. Independence, with partition, was the result of many years of hard-fought struggles and came at enormous cost to both newly independent countries.
This session examines the rise of Indian nationalism, tracing its trajectory from an elite-led group to a mass movement. It considers the global political and economic factors which shaped both nationalist demands and British response.
Please note: this session is run through Channel Talent, you can book your place on their website.