Asian Studies

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Robert Clive

East India Trading Company employee who became a military officer.
Defeated Muslim forces at Plassey and drove Dutch and French from Bengal.
Appointed governor of Bengal

Jawaharial Nehru

India's first prime minister and President of Muslim National Congress
High-caste Hindu and lawyer

Leo Tolstoy

Russian novelist
Ghandi studied his ideas on nonviolence

Queen Victoria

British Queen
Declared Empress of India in 1876 by British parliament

General Reginal Dyer

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Henry David Throeau

American writer
Ghandi studied his writings about civil disobedience

Sir John A. R. Marriott

20th century British writer who wrote with pride about all the "accomplishments" Britain brought to India

Mohandas Gandhi

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Mohammed Ali Jinnah

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East India company

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Parliament

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Thuggee

Hindu practice of offering human sacrifice to Kali-the goddess of destruction

Viceroy

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Government of India Act 1909

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Civil disobedience

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Salt Law

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princely states

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representative consciousness

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Muslim League

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Rowlatt Acts

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satyagraha

soul-force or soul-truth
a cornerstone of Ghandi's philosophy that converts an opponent through truth, love and self-sacrifice

Harijans

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Government of India Act of 1935

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zamindar

tax collectors under the Mogul ruler Akbar

suttee

Hindu custom of a widow committing suicide by throwing herself on the funeral pyre of her husband

sepoys

Hindu and Muslim soldiers recruited by the East India Company. British commanders did not treat them as equals to European soldiers.
Responsible for the Sepoy Mutiny

National Congress Party

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Communal Representation

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Amritsar

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Mahatma

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