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Course of Our Times, The
Gandhi And The Emergence Of India
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Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

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“All through the post-World War I period, there was a steady attrition of British colonial power - Britain steadily yielded, usually too little too late, as in Ireland, in Egypt, in Palestine, in the African states. Her most perplexing problem was in India where for more than two centuries Britain had, with a tiny military and administrative contingent, controlled the destinies of hundreds of millions of fantastically divided races and religions.

The struggle for freedom was at last crystallized in the leadership of one of the most extraordinary personalities in history, Mahatma Gandhi. For tow generations he dominated completely the life of his country and everything that did had overwhelming significance: his words, his defiance, his fasts, his conferences, his very pulse beats, down to the day of his assassination. This chapter analyzes the amazing influence of a man who defied a great empire, using as his main weapon the subtle power of satyagraha, active nonviolence.”



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Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Gandhi And The Emergence Of India,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E026B89C21794C758FDC6225D33BA697.
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APA: Course of Our Times, The; Gandhi And The Emergence Of India. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E026B89C21794C758FDC6225D33BA697
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