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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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Koran
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Government of India Act 1909
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Civil disobedience
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Khadi
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Salt Law
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diwan
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princely states
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Kali
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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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dhoti
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Mahatma
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